Police have warned residents to be vigilant after a donation box was stolen from a church in Kedington.
The theft was between 8am and 5.30pm on Sunday, July 24 at St Peter and St Paul Church when an unsuccessful attempt was also made to enter the locked vestry.
Suffolk Police say it is unclear how much, if any, cash the box contained.
Following the incident, the police have asked residents living near the church to be aware of people visiting outside service times.
They say anyone acting suspiciously should be reported immediately by calling 101 - noting in detail the description of the individuals and any vehicle they may be using particularly a registration number.
Police say offertory boxes should ideally be emptied daily and a notice should be displayed on the box indicating this.
They also advise churches to store small valuable items in a locked vestry, cupboard or safe when not in use during the week.
Anyone with information about the incident or who saw anything suspicious should contact the police by calling 101 and quoting crime reference 46425/16.