Unsolved crimes October 4th to October 16th


2017-10-20 13:02 PDT

File # Unsolved crimes October 4th to October 16th

1. Nanaimo file # 2017-33477 On Wednesday October 4th a Nanaimo woman reported losing an envelope in the area of downtown that  contained several hundred dollars cash. The owner retraced her steps with no success.

2. Nanaimo file # 2017-34043 During the early morning hours of Monday October 9th, mailboxes to a Strata complex located at 6070 Uplands Drive were broken into. No suspects have been identified. While not as common as in recent years mailboxes are from time to time targeted by thieves. Residents are urged to report immediately any persons or vehicles lingering in the area of mailboxes and to always pick up mail daily. If you are planning on being away, contact Canada Post to have your mail put on hold.

3. Nanaimo file # 2017-34090 On Monday October 9th, at approximately 3pm an Ipad was stolen from a traveller onboard BC Ferries enroute to Departure Bay Ferry terminal. The owner told police he did not realize that he had left it on his seat until he heard a page that it had been found.  Before the lawful owner could attend and pick it up, an employee turned it over to a female driving a red car. No plate or further description was provided of the car or suspect. The Ipad is silver and was in a black leather case with a black keyboard.

4. Nanaimo file # 2017-34099 On Monday October 9th, a red Shoprider Landcruiser 4 wheel electric scooter, with an attached canopy was stolen from Nicol St. The owner told police he suffered a roadside medical emergency roadside and was transported to local hospital, and forced to leave his scooter behind. When he was discharged from the hospital he returned to where he left his scooter but it was gone.

5. Nanaimo file # 2017-34177 On Tuesday October 10th, an attempted break and enter was reported to a 3rd floor office at the Ministry of Transportation building on Labieux Road. An unknown person had broken off the handle to a door leading to several offices. Entry was gained but it did not appear anything was taken.

6. Nanaimo file # 2017-34141 On Tuesday October 10th, a break and enter was reported to a basement suite located at 912 Howard Ave. The break and enter occurred between 1 am and 6 am with numerous items including a silver Toyota Yaris with BCL DB887E being taken. Suspects entered through the back door and before decided to feast on a  piece of cake; during so they left behind a pair of work gloves behind at the front door. Some of the stolen items include: several hundred dollars in cash, 2 pair of MEC sunglasses, white purse, gym Boss interval timer ( pink and purple) , red shoulder pads for a squat deck, black and white patterned New Champion running shoes and pirate costumes belonging to the Nanaimo Theatre Group.

7. Nanaimo file # 2017-34380 Sometime overnight on Thursday October 12th, Bobcat Services located at 2550 Kenworth St was broken into. Locks to the gates surrounding the property were cut and thieves rummaged through property before taking a gas can, jack hammer and several power tools. The loss was in the range of 4000 to 5000 dollars.

8. Nanaimo file # 2017-34785 Sometime overnight on Sunday October 15th, at least three vehicles parked along View St had their tires slashed. No suspects have been identified and most of the tires were damaged beyond repair.

9. Nanaimo RCMP file # 2017-34507 Over the weekend (Oct 14th to 15th) the Boys and Girls Club located at 20 Fifth St were hit once again with thieves siphoning gas from parked vehicles. Since September 15th there have been 8 reported thefts from this location. The public is asked to report any suspicious activity in this area during after-hours. Surveillance cameras are in place and measures are being taken to target harden their lot but crime is still occurring.

10. Nanaimo file # 2017- 34887 Sometime between 3 am and 5 am on Monday October 16th, several items were taken from a garage on Bird Sanctuary Drive. Thieves first broke into a car in the drive then used the garage door opener to open the garage door. Taken was a black Harbour City Rep Adidas bag with red initials on the side. a black sports bag with a water bottle, 3 hockey goalie jerseys and goalie gloves. Most of the items were later recovered outside the Buttertubs Marsh Seniors centre.


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

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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