A PENNY pinching thief broke into a car just to steal a small amount of change, police have reported.

The thief broke into the Peugeot 206 between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday 15 March, while it was parked on Buckholt Road, Broughton.

Police say the offender broke in by prising open the driver's door before stealing a "small amount of change".

If you saw or heard anything suspicious please call Hampshire Constabulary on 101 quoting: 44170097364.