A RUTHLESS crook swiped a collection tin for the dead son of a Glasgow shop worker, according to reports. 

Staff at the Dyke Road Usave have hit out at the thief, who is accused of stealing £600 from a tin set up to raise funds for the tragic 47-year-old son's funeral.

Shop worker Pauline Chapman told the Daily Record: "I think this is worse than stealing charity tin. It is just disgusting.

"The woman was devastated. I'm devastated for her - it's not the kind of money people just have lying around these days."

She added that the tin was clearly labelled, so the heartless thief knew what he was taking when he struck at around 9.30am on Tuesday, July 20. 

Police are investigating the theft.  

A spokesman for the force said: "Police received report of a theft from a premises on Dyke Road in Glasgow, which occurred around 9.30am on Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

"Enquiries into the incident are ongoing.”