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A plea for help has gone out tonight (Monday July 12) from the Highlands and Islands Police Division through its Facebook Page for help after a honesty box was broken into and a large sum of money stolen.

Police say: "We are appealing for information following the theft of money from an honesty box at Huisinis on the Isle of Harris.

"The incident is believed to have happened between Saturday, 3 July and Wednesday, 7 July, when someone has broken into the box and stolen a large sum.

"While the location is remote, it has been busy with visitors lately and officers are appealing for anyone who has witnessed anything suspicious to come forward.

Constable Fraser Edwards said: “This particular honesty box is located next to the gateway building across from the beach and it’s possible that anyone visiting the area could have seen something which could prove vital to our investigation.

“If you have any information, please call 101 and quote incident 1421 of 7 July.

"Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, if you wish to remain anonymous.

"At this time, we’d also urge operators with responsibility for honesty boxes to be extra-vigilant.

"Ensure they are secure and make sure to check or empty them frequently.”

Commenting on the Highlands and Islands Police Division Facebook Page, one person said: "What a shame, absolute low life! We were there Sat night the 3rd, the box looked to be undamaged when we left on the Sunday."