Lincolnshire Police officers are appealing for witnesses after a man broke into Starbucks on Tritton Road in Lincoln and stole a charity box.
It is believed that one offender was involved in the burglary, which is thought to have happened just after midnight on Wednesday, November 19.
The man smashed the glass on a side door at the premises and stole from inside a red DialaRide charity box.
However, the box had been emptied a short time earlier and did not contain much cash.
Police are now looking at CCTV from the shop. It is believed to be a man who was carrying a crowbar, wearing all dark clothing, including gloves and a hooded top that was pulled tight over his head, obscuring his face.
Officers would like to hear from anyone who may have witnessed anything and are also asking that anyone who might have seen the red DialaRide box, which it is thought would likely have been discarded by the offender, to get in touch.
People can contact Lincolnshire Police on 101 quoting incident 39 of 19/11/2014.
Alternatively, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.