THIEVES stole charity boxes during a break-in at a family butchers.
Staff at Muffs of Bromborough discovered a brick had been thrown through the glass door of the store when they turned up for work last Wednesday morning.
Initially they believed it was just vandalism but after checking the building they discovered five charity boxes had been stolen.
Two were for the Air Ambulance, one for the Red Cross and two more for a village fundraising campaign.
Steve Muff, who runs the family business with son John, said: “They are real sickos to steal charity boxes. Especially from the Air Ambulance – all that money raised goes towards keeping those helicopters flying to save lives.
“The damage has cost us around £180, that’s one thing.
“But it’s the fact they have stolen the charity boxes that is just so annoying.”
Steve, 58, said the raid would have taken place between the shop closing at 5pm on Tuesday and when his son John opened up at 6.50am the next day.
He said: “They haven’t touched the tills.
“There was a big hole, just enough to climb through.
“They smashed through tough safety glass in the door frame with a brick, I can’t imagine kids could have done it.”
Anyone with any information is asked to call police on 101.