Collection tinÂ stolen from Gosport charity shop as burglars strike twice in the early hours
HEARTLESS thugs stole a collection tin after forcing their way into a Gosport charity shop.
The item is among those missingÂ after burglars carried out an '˜untidy search' of the Barnados store in Whitworth Road at about 1.15am today.
Police said raiders rifled through the shop and its store room before they received a report of the incident seven minutes later.Â
Officers also confirmed a second burglary was reported at 2.41am at a residential property in Forton Road.Â
A male suspectÂ gained access to theÂ property after damaging a front door panel, but ran off after being '˜disturbed' by a resident.Â Nothing was stolen.Â
The incidents comeÂ after Queen's Parade News in Gosport was targeted by thieves who stole three charity boxes earlier this month.
Police are now appealing for witnesses who may have information on the crimes.Â
Anyone with information on this morning's incidents should call officers on 101, quoting the crime reference numberÂ 44180399497.Â
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.