Thieves stole money from a car park ticket machine.
Sometime between 9pm on Wednesday and 6.45am yesterday, offenders broke into the locked car park at Brewery Street in Chesterfield.
They drilled and prized open one of the ticket machines and took the box full of cash.
The ticket machine itself was later found dumped at the Donut roundabout on Thursday morning.
A spokesman for Derbyshire police said: “We’re appealing for anyone who saw anything suspicious in the car park and anyone who saw the offenders disposing of the ticket machine box at the Donut roundabout.”
Anyone with information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 111 555.