Theft of Charity money


2017-07-12 15:15 PDT

File # 2017-22062

Theft of charity money

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a male who allegedly stole a donations jar designated for the BC Children's hospital. The theft took place at the Save On Foods, Brooks Landing location and occurred on Tuesday July 11th at approximately 3:10 pm.

The 10 litre container with several hundred dollars of coins was kept at the service desk and when employees realized the jug was missing, store video surveillance was reviewed. The video clearly showed the suspect walking up to the service desk, picking up the jug then walking down a nearby aisle with it. He then stuffed the jug into a duffel bag he was carrying, took off his shirt and put on an orange t-shirt. He then walked out of the store.

The suspect is a white male, approximately 30-35 years old, with short hair wearing a baseball cap. He was last seen leaving the store wearing an orange t-shirt and knee length black shorts. Our staff is devastated to think someone would steal money donated for sick children. We have supported the BC Children's hospital for years and we just hope the person responsible does the right thing and returns the money. said David Malik, Store Manager at Brooks Landing Save On Foods.

If anyone has information on the identify of the suspect, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238


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