Police are asking for help from the public after two incidents of cash theft which may be related.

In the first incident, visitors staying at the Kenneth Street Hostel in Stornoway between November 23rd and 24th reported that Euros totalling a value of around £300 had been taken from among their possessions while staying in the hostel.

The following week, a visitor staying at Rhenigidale Hostel in Harris reported that £170 in cash had been taken from a pocket in his clothing while staying in the hostel between November 29th and 30th.

Police are appealing for information and are following a positive line of enquiry, including that the incidents may be related. Anyone who can provide any additional information is asked to call the non-emergency number 101, quoting incident numbers NH1721/19 (Stornoway) and NH1722/19 (Rhenigidale).

Picture shows the remote location of the Rhenigidale Hostel (Gatliff.org.uk)