Police are investigating two burglaries in Exmouth carried out in the early hours of Monday morning, December 30.
Charity boxes and cash were stolen from a business in Brixington and another on the seafront.
Police believe the two crimes are linked and are appealing for witnesses.
Officers are keen to speak to anyone who may have heard or seen someone acting suspiciously in the areas at the times of the burglaries.
Devon and Cornwall Police said an offender smashed a glass door to gain entry to Pines Pharmacy, in Pines Road, Brixington, sometime between 3am and 3.45am today.
A full charity box plus the shop till, containing a small amount of cash, were taken.
Officers are also investigating a break-in at Harbour View Café, Queens Drive, this morning.
An offender smashed a rear door to get inside the premises between 2.20am and 3am.
It is believed charity boxes were taken during the burglary.
A Devon and Cornwall Police spokeswoman said: “Police are linking the two crimes and appealing for witnesses.
“Police would like to hear from anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area at the time of the offences.”
If you have information that could help with the investigation, call 101, or email email@example.com
Quote crime reference CR/116666/19 with information relating to Pines Pharmacy or CR/116669/19 for Harbour View Café.
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