(Suspects breaking into Tillicum Centre/Saanich Police)

Saanich police has released surveillance footage of two suspects who stole an undisclosed amount of cash from a donation box at Tillicum Shopping Centre.

(Photo courtesy of Saanich Police)

According to a press release, the individuals broke into the mall at around 2 a.m. on Tuesday, January 22nd and walked straight to a large donation box.

They then proceeded to break the lock on the box and stole cash which was destined for Jeneece Place –  a home where children and their families can stay while receiving medical care in Victoria.

Surveillance footage captured the individuals walking from a loading bay toward the donation box and then leaving the same way they entered the premises.

One of the suspects was wearing a white hat with a blue lid, ski mask, black jacket, black gloves, black pants, black shoes, and carrying a grey back pack.

The other was wearing a black mask, blue hoodie underneath a red jacket with black shoulder and arms, black pants, black gloves, and black shoes.

“During this Break and Enter it appears as if the donation box was specifically targeted” said Sgt. Jereme Leslie.

“Crimes like this are tremendously appalling as the suspects are stealing funds that are intended for families who are going through a difficult time dealing with medical issues.”

Surveillance footage