RCMP are asking for the public's help in theft of heating oil from church. (RCMP)

RCMP are investigating the theft of heating oil from a church in the village of Atholville in Restigouche County.

The theft from the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes church occurred sometime between Oct. 9 and Oct. 12, Cpl. Daniel Melanson stated in a news release.

The thieves damaged the oil tank and made off with about 1,000 litres of heating oil, he said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the District 9 RCMP at 506-789-6000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).