Police are looking for the person who stole a bushfire charity tin from a Byron Bay business over the weekend.

Just after 7am on Saturday a man entered a shop on Jonson Street, ordered a coffee, then stashed the charity container in his backpack before running away.

Police have released images of a man who may be able to assist with inquires.

The man is described as being of Caucasian appearance, of a slim build and with short brown hair.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Byron Bay Police Station or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.