A HEARTLESS thief has broken into a Chadwell St Mary nursery and taken money collected for a cancer charity.
The burglary took place on Sunday December 27th at just before 8pm at the Chadwell St Mary Nursery on River View.
Staff discovered the break-in when they entered the nursery on Tuesday morning.
A nursery spokesperson said: "We are very sad to say that a man broke into our children’s day nursery over the Christmas period armed with a hammer and stole our cancer charity money.
"He took the MacMillan cancer charity collection money (approximately Â£60) and the children’s "Christmas Jumper Day" money.
He also stole a couple of old notebook computers, a camera and some small change.
"If you have any information, please let us know".
Staff have informed YT that Essex Police have attended at the nursery and begun an investigation.
More details to follow.