POLICE have appealed for information after a gang stole drugs and a charity tin from a pharmacy.

The break-in happened at the J Andersen’s Pharmacy in Harold Road, Hastings.

Officers were called between 4.30am and 5am on November 13.

They said controlled drugs and a charity collection tin was taken during the burglary.

Three masked men with hooded tops were seen during the incident. Their hoods were pulled up.

Detective Constable Julian Stokes said: “Without a prescription the stolen controlled drugs would be unlawful to possess.

“If they are taken outside of a prescribed treatment regime they could cause significant harm to those who take them.”

Anyone who saw the incident or who has information about who the thieves are is asked to report it to Sussex Police online.

Alternatively call 101 and quote incident reference number 0248 of 13/11.