HEARTLESS thieves stole charity cash from a bank in a daylight raid. 

On Saturday November 18, a man entered the NatWest Bank on School Road, Tilehurst, when he grabbed a large clear charity jar, containing a quantity of cash. 

The man ran out of the store, handing the cash to a second man, who ran an opposite direction to the first man away from the bank, down School Road. 

The second offender, still carrying the jar of cash, was chased by a member of the public down St Michael's Road, where he managed to escape via an alleyway on Keswick Close, heading towards The Meadway. 

The first offender is described as a white man, in his early twenties, wearing dark clothing. 

The second offender, also white and in his early twenties, was of slim build and had cropped black hair. He was wearing a hooded black coat with a red logo on the back close to his shoulders, and loose dark navy blue tracksuit bottoms. 

The left leg was tucked into a red sock. 

Investigating officer, PC Lincoln Houghton from Reading police station, said: "I am appealing for anyone who witnessed this incident to come forward.

"If you have any information relating to this theft, please call the Thames Valley Police non-emergency number on 101, quoting reference 43170343611. Alternatively, you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111."