BURGLARS raided an Isle of Wight pharmacy and stole tranquilliser drugs, sparking a police appeal for information.
The branch of Boots in Moa Place, Freshwater, was broken into at around 4.30am on Sunday morning.
Thieves smashed a small glass panel in the front door to gain entry to the pharmacy, before raiding the medication shelves and stealing a quantity of diazepam.
They also took a Red Nose Day collection bucket, containing an unknown amount of money.
Police have warned diazepam, which is usually prescribed to treat anxiety disorders, can have dangerous short and long-term health consequences when used incorrectly.
They have appealed for anyone with information about the burglary, or the whereabouts of the stolen medication or charity box, to contact Newport Police Station by calling 101.
Information can also be given anonymously by phoning Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.