Frome police hunt launderette thieves
Thieves weren't exactly subtle when they broke into the Culverhill Launderette over the weekend - they threw a breeze block at the large front window to get in.
Police believe the noise of the glass smashing would have alerted people who live close by when the incident occurred overnight between Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29.
A police spokeswoman said: "What is unusual is that they threw a breeze block through one of the large, front plate glass windows to gain entry.
"This must have made a very loud noise."
Once inside, thieves searched around, taking a small amount of loose change and a charity collection box, which had been emptied recently.
The police sppokeswoman added: "House-to-house inquiries were carried out in the area, with no witnesses being identified.
"Someone must have heard this happening – the launderette is surrounded by homes."
Anyone with any information is asked to call 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.