Skye Crimes

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Between 1600 hours Monday, 14th January, and 1100 hours Tuesday, 15th January, unknown person(s) removed honest jar used for purchasing eggs from the end of a driveway in Camuscross, Sleat, Isle Of Skye.


Sometime between the 15th December 2012 and 15th January 2013 unknown person(s) stole tools from an insecure shed on a croft in Tigh Phuirt, Glencoe. 


Between 1800 hours and 2130hours Saturday, 19th January, unknown person(s) forced entry to an office workshop in Armadale, Sleat, Isle of Skye, causing damage to the property.


Between 2200 hours Saturday, 19th January, and 0930 hours Sunday, 20th January, unknown person(s) using unknown means caused damage to a vehicle parked in Newton Bank, Ardvasar, Isle of Skye.


Over the past couple of weeks there have been a number of thefts throughout Lochaber, Skye and Lochalsh.

It is the case that in some of these thefts, in relation to the place that the property has been stolen from, be it from a boat, shed, office or house there were no security precautions taken, the property having been left in an insecure building and easily accessible to the thief.

Police would like to take this opportunity to remind the residents of the Lochaber Area Command-Fort William area that whilst incidents of theft are much less common than the rest of the United Kingdom, they do still occur.

Please take care to keep closed and locked the access points to your home, shed etc. Where possible keep your valuable property out of sight and secure. Note down a description of valuable items and keep a record of the make model and serial number of items where possible, noting distinguishing features unique to your property.

And consider taking simple cost effective further security measures to protect your property.

For further advice please contact your local police station, speak with your local police officer, or contact the Community Safety Officer on 01397 702361.

Please report at the time you see it any suspicious person(s) or activity that you observe.


Any person with any knowledge of the above incidents is asked to contact Fort William Police Station on 01397702361 or the confidential line on 01397702000.

Or if you have any information about this crime you can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at

No personal details are taken, information is not traced or recorded and you will not go to court.