Vandals destroyed two parking meter machines in Horsham town centre last night.
The vandals also stole cash from the two machines in Denne Road car park.
A spokeswoman for Horsham District Council, which is responsible for the car park, said: “Sussex Police have been informed and are carrying out a full investigation.
“One machine has already been repaired and is now fully operational. We have not yet been advised of the cost of repairs.”