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Police: beware folk with large amounts of small change

A boarded-up window at the Shetland Museum following last week's break-in. Photo: Hans J Marter/Shetnews

POLICE in Shetland are urging shopkeepers and other owners of commercial premises to be aware of anyone trying to buy items using “an unusually large amount of small change” or foreign currency.

It follows a reported break-in at the Shetland Museum on Friday (28 October), which police describe as a “housebreaking”.

Hundreds of pounds of charity donation money was apparently stolen during the incident. A front window of the building was smashed and the money taken between 10pm on Thursday and Friday morning.

Officers said that anyone with information about the identity of people trying to conduct such transactions should contact the police by dialling 101 or calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.