Vandals knocked down more than a dozen tombstones in an Egg Harbor Township cemetery where police are asking the public's help to find those responsible.

An estimate $5,000 in damage to about 15 stones was discovered Sunday morning by the cemetery's management, police reported.

Authorities believe there was more than one person involved because of the weight of some stones at the Rodef Shalom Cemetery on the Black Horse Pike in the Cardiff section of the township.

The Egg Harbor Township Police Department is asking anyone with information to contact township detectives at (609) 926-4051 or call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234.    - Barbara Boyer