Suspect in theft of charity money identified


2017-07-17 14:48 PDT

File # 2017-22062

The Nanaimo RCMP is pleased to advise that the suspect in theft of money designated for the BC Children's Hospital was arrested on Wednesday July 12th, and is currently in custody.

The 27 year old Nanaimo man was arrested without incident by a patrol officer with the Nanaimo RCMP on several outstanding warrants from Nanaimo and Victoria. He appeared in Nanaimo Provincial court on Wednesday July 12th and will be serving 60 days jail time as a result of the existing charges.

The theft of charity money from the Brooks Landing Save On Foods is still under investigation. The Nanaimo RCMP would like to thank the public for the numerous tips that came in through the day and night. This and information from our officers lead to the male being identified as the person believed responsible for the theft. Unfortunately though the stolen money was not recovered, said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

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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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