Overnight thieves have tried to steal from a charity box on the counter at Thirlwell Carpets & Flooring at Chapel Green in Crowborough.
When owner Nigel Parker opened-up this morning he discovered the scattered coins. As the photos below show, the burglars ripped the flap off and must have used implements to try to steal the money. Mr Parker wants to both warn other people, and appeal for information.
The break-in occured between 5pm on Friday (3rd) and 9am on Saturday.
If you can help Police identify the culprits please 101 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting reference 381 of 4/02.