Crime ‘wave’ rocks tiny Scottish island of Canna



An island community is reeling from its worst crime in 50 years after a community shop had six woolly beanies stolen amid a crime wave.

The Scottish island of Canna has been burdened with the unsolved theft of a wooden plate in the 1960s from a church, the Aberdeen-based Press and Journal reported.

Canna is a small island south of the Isle of Skye in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, and their population of 26 does not include a police officer.

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Thieves also stole biscuits and sweets from the community shop where Julia McCabe sells her homemade knits.

“We are thinking about putting CCTV in,” she said. “It is pretty shocking to be honest.”

A total of 200 pounds worth of groceries were stolen from the shop, which is left open so fishermen can use the free WiFi, the newspaper reported.

“We are going to have to consider locking the door at night,” Ms McCabe said.

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