Scottish island sees first crime in half a century

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Scottish Isle Experiences First Crime In Half A Century

A tiny Scottish island is experiencing "the crime of the century" -- not because of the the severity of the crime, but because there hasn't been a crime in half a century.

On Friday, thieves broke into the recently opened cosmetics store Canna Community Shop on the small Scottish isle of Canna and stole cash, beauty products, and several wooly hats. It's the first crime since the 1960s when a thief got away with a wooden plate.

The island has a population of less than thirty people, and as the previous crime rate was zero, it doesn't even have a police department.

"Sadly, this means we will have to lock the door of the shop overnight now," A spokesperson for the shop told STV. "We left it open specifically to welcome fisherman in to use the Wi-Fi and buy anything they needed while resting in at our pier overnight."

A councillor who represents the area called the crime "unbelievable."

The cash was grabbed from "the honesty box."

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