A burglar smashed their way into an Eastbourne home on Monday (May 20) and stole a charity collection box containing £25.
They got into the property in Chaucer Walk through the kitchen window and swiped the cash on the sill which was being collected for the Mother’s Union.
A police spokesperson said, “It would appear that the burglar smashed the window specifically to steal the charity box, which is particularly despicable.
“If anyone has any information about this burglary then we would like to hear from them as soon as possible on 101, quoting serial 0578 of May 20. Alternatively, call the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.”