SANFORD, Maine (AP) — Police in Maine are looking for a thief who stole cash donations from the Salvation Army.

Officials say a burglar pried open a metal door at the Salvation Army in Sanford, Maine, sometime between Christmas Eve and Christmas morning.

The Journal Tribune reports that about $1,700 in cash donations intended for the needy was taken from a safe. The Sanford Police Department is investigating.

Capt. Erin C. Smullen of the Salvation Army said Christmas Eve kettle donations were put in a safe because the bank was not open.

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