Theft and Attempted Theft on Hoy in Orkney

By Reporter, The HighLand Times, Wednesday April 11 2018

Appeal for information following two recent crimes of dishonesty on the island of Hoy - including the theft of a charity collection tin.

The first incident involved an attempt to force entry to a coin operated meter using for operating a shower at public conveniences at Longhope Pier.

This is believed to have happened sometime between midday on Wednesday, April 4 and the same time on Thursday, April 5.

Nothing was stolen but the system was irreparably damaged by the attempt to force entry.

The second incident involved the theft of a charity collection tin from the ferry terminal at Lyness sometime between Monday, April 2 and Friday, April 6.

Commenting Orkney area commander Chief Inspector Matt Webb said:

"Crimes such as this are highly unusual in our islands and have naturally caused concern to the local community on Hoy.

"Theft is unacceptable in any form but stealing from a charity is a particularly insensitive act.

"We are keeping an open mind about whether these two particular incidents are linked and enquiries are ongoing in both cases.

"Officers are on Hoy today (Wednesday, April 11) to further these investigations.

"I would urge anyone with information about these incidents to pass this on - perhaps you have seen someone acting suspiciously in either of these two areas.

"Any information can be passed on by calling Kirkwall Police Station on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."



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