LONDON — Sep 14, 2018, 6:24 AM ET

Stolen cash: Scottish isle reports first crime in 20 years

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The peace and tranquility on the island of Gigha off the western coast of Scotland has been shattered by a burglary said by locals to be the first serious crime in about 20 years.

Ken Deacon, who operates the community-owned Gigha Hotel, said Friday about 2,000 pounds ($2,600) was stolen from a storeroom. The theft was discovered Sunday morning. Police are investigating.

"I don't want to make too much of it because I don't want tourists to stop coming," said Deacon, who describes the island as idyllic.

Most of the island's 160 residents leave their homes unlocked.

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  • ohyes2011

    I love Scotland. Shame - hope the criminal is caught.

  • RG

    Now that the whole world knows that no one on the island locks their doors...and tourists are invited to this idyllic place...guess what will happen. ;)

  • mininiz

    Why can't we all just get along and not be dcks