TWO BURGLARS admitted breaking into a cafe and stealing cash from a till and charity tin.

Police were called to the Trading Post Coffee Roasters in North Laine at 2am on Thursday.

The smash and grab thieves had damaged the front entrance before fleeing.

But officers tracked them down and arrested them.

The unemployed duo admitted burglary at Brighton Magistrates’ Court.

Stephen Fidler, 43, of no fixed address, and Mark Kaid, 39, of Regency Square, Brighton pleaded guilty.

They both face sentence on Wednesday.

Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ashcroft said: “We are working hard to reduce instances of burglary in the city and will continue to work to protect members of our communities from this crime.

“We treat burglary as a serious matter and our prevention teams are working closely with the community to reduce the opportunities for criminals to commit these crimes. None of this is achieved without everyone’s support and I am grateful to all our partners, including Neighbourhood Watch and members of the community who work with us to reduce burglary and bring offenders to justice.

“We all have a part to play to help keep Sussex safe and I urge residents to follow police advice and keep their property secure so that they are not a target for burglars.”