Strimmer stolen from back garden

Police are investigating the theft of a strimmer from a garden in Lerwick last month.

The orange Stihl petrol machine was taken from a back garden in the town’s Hill Grind area sometime after 15th May. A blue 45 gallon drum was also stolen.

Enquiries are also being made after a vehicle was deliberately scratched when parked outside Scalloway Motors.

That incident is said to have happened between 9th and 10th June.

Anyone with any information is requested to contact the police on 101.


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  • Tim Parkinson

    • June 16th, 2014 15:44

    I have a £25 B&Q electric strimmer in my garage so when I saw this story as a headline ( not realising it was an expensive Stihl petrol driven device) I had a wry smile to myself.

    It reminded me of the front page headline of the Shetland Times when I first arrived in October 1975;

    ” Wallet not stolen!”

    I imagined some kind of story behind the headline such as;
    “The wallet lying on the bench at Hillhead has now been there for three months and not yet stolen. Police struggle to justify their jobs amidst cost cutting reviews”

    Unfortunately it was a little more banal, and concerned a person who had falsely claimed their wallet had been stolen for reasons best know to themselves, and thereby wasting police time.

    However its good to know that in all the turmoil of the world there is still a place where you can get your strimmer taken seriously!

    The creation of “Police Scotland” must be taking its time to have an impact up there!!


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