Two thieves have been caught on CCTV stealing a collection box containing money to help a teenage cancer sufferer afford potentially life-saving treatment.
The box, containing between £65 and £75, was taken from Bank Street News, in Hythe, Kent, at around 2.30pm on Wednesday July 27.
It contained funds for 16-year-old Kelly Turner, from Dover, who was diagnosed with an aggressive rare cancer in October 2015 and needs £1 million for treatment to remove tumours near her liver in the United States.
Store CCTV footage shows a woman sliding the box across the till counter towards a boy behind her, who places it on the floor, lowers his bag and puts it inside, before the pair leave.
Store owner Mikin Patel, 30, said he got a phone call from an 'upset' staff member when she discovered the box, which Patel made out of old pic 'n' mix containers, was gone.
He said: "She told me the box has gone missing, and she just felt a bit gutted and guilty that she didn't see it.
"So I just went through the CCTV and I spotted it, so I phoned the police.