THIEVES stole two charity boxes as well as cash from tills during a spate of burglaries in Tintagel.
Police in North Cornwall are investigating the break-ins at three shops and a fish and chip shop that occurred overnight between Wednesday, January 29, and Thursday morning at properties located in Bossiney Road and Fore Street.
Entry was gained at the Honey Shop in Fore Street by forcing a side door. Cash was stolen.
The Hardware shop opposite the visitor centre was entered by forcing a window and once inside the burglars stole a quantity of cash.
Cash was also stolen from the nearby Tea in Tintagel café where access was gained by forcing open the front door.
Fish and chip shop Uncle Jack's Cabin was entered by forcing a side door.
The thief or thieves stole two charity boxes – for Help for Heroes and the RNLI – at Uncle Jack's Cabin.
"The Help for Heroes box was virtually full," said Carol Lautier who runs the café with partner Paul Fenech.
"We locked up on Wednesday evening before 9pm and when we came back on Thursday morning we found the back door open.
"It's the first break-in we have had in the eight years we have run the business."
Police are appealing for people with information to call 101, quoting BC/14/37.