A newly opened barbers shop in Buxton has been targeted by a thief who cut the window and stole a charity tin for Blythe House.
Owners of the Barbers at No 3 in The Cavendish Arcade feel shocked and upset that someone would steal from charity.
Chris Abbott opened the shop in December and the 41-year-old said: “They took a charity tin, who does that? It’s the lowest of the low to steal from charity and I think there was only coppers in there anyway.”
The break-in happened at 3.18am on Wednesday, February and CCTV footage shows a man using a glass cutter to mark out a hole and then put his hand through the gap and took the charity tin.
Chris said: “The building’s caretaker rang me on Wednesday and my heart just sank then the panic and the shock kicked in.
“What had they taken what was the damage was all I could think about.
“We are a brand new barbers so all the equipment was new it could have been a lot worse but it still so upsetting.
“We are trying to be part of the community and give something back and this how we are treated.” The CCTV footage shows a man with a pale coat standing by the window although a large umbrella covered some of his face.
Chris said: “We are not going to give up though, the shop is still open and our priority is to get a new window now but because it is special glass we are looking at around a month’s wait which adds to the frustration.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Derbyshire Police on 101 quoting crime reference number 170076868.