POLICE have issued CCTV images of two men they wish to speak to following a burglary at a Buddhist temple in Runcorn.

Shameless thieves pinched cash from donation boxes at Wat Phra Singh Buddhist temple and meditation centre on High Street.

At approximately 12.30am yesterday, Thursday, the men entered the building through the back door and spent ten minutes inside, helping themselves to cash.

They then exited via the car park towards the Dukesfield area in Old Town.

Both men had their faces covered and wore gloves, while one of the men ran with a limp on his left leg.

Enquiries have been ongoing, and police are appealing for anyone who recognises the men, has information, CCTV or dash cam footage to get in touch.

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DC Daryl Gavin, of Runcorn local policing unit, said: “These men went into the temple which was unlocked at the time and stole money that had been donated by the public.

“Since it took place, we have been following numerous lines of enquiry and are keen to hear from members of the public who may have information that could lead us to identifying the men in the CCTV images.

“I would also ask residents to check their CCTV or dash cam footage to see if it features the men and to get in contact with us.”

If you have information, visit cheshire.police.uk/tell-us and quote IML 1250494.

Information can also be provided anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or by calling Cheshire Police via 101.