It may be a new low that ranks with poppy box thefts.
Huron OPP say a thief took a metal box filled with the admission proceeds of a lunch and yard sale held at a church on Gibbons Street in Goderich on Saturday.
The thief made his getaway despite being chased by church volunteers.
Police are looking for a white man in his early 20's, around 5-foot-8 with a slight build and a dark moustache.
When last seen he was wearing a Green Bay Packers hoody.