A DAUGHTER has warned her ill dad could be "homeless" following a burglary where his pub takings were stolen.

Anneliese Smith, from Romsey, had her family pub's cash box stolen, containing £3,420, which was being used to keep a roof over her dad's head.

Her dad, Joseph Smith, is the current owner of the Prince of Wales, in Northam Southampton.

Joseph, 61, is currently in hospital and has been for more than a year after suffering with diabetes and sepsis, so Anneliese has been running the pub for him.

Now, the takings for the pub has been stolen and Anneliese said it could lead to her dad being "homeless".

Anneliese said: "Keeping a pub open in this economy has been a money struggle for years, and I've been running the pub just to keep a roof over my dads head, who now will be a homeless disabled man if I cannot make this money back and get my pub back on track.

"I was awful, I had a panic attack and hyper ventilating, I didn't know what to do. "If it was my money, I could come to terms with it and make a plan, but because it is my family's business money I feel like I have let them down.

"They have ruined all my hard work."

The pub has been in Anneliese's family for more than 40 years, passed on from her grandparents, to her father, to her.

The 29-year-old said she got home on Friday night and noticed her window had been forced open.

Nothing was stolen other than the cash tin containing more than £3,000.

A police spokesperson said: "We were called at 10.16pm to the address on Butlers Close to a report of a burglary between 2pm and 10pm on Friday 7 February.

"The victim reported a cash-tin containing money was stolen from the address.

"Enquiries are ongoing, anyone with information can call 101 quoting reference 44200048613."

A GoFundMe page has been set up to get the takings back, and the pub back up on its feet.

As well as ensuring Joseph is able to afford to live.

If you want to donate, visit www.gofundme.com/f/please-save-my-family-pub-after-being-robbed