Unsolved crimes in Nanaimo from November 1st to November 8th
2017-11-10 13:11 PST
File # Unsolved crimes in Nanaimo from November 1st to November 8th
1. Nanaimo file # 2017-36964 Sometime overnight on Wednesday November 1st a red 96 Honda Civic with BC plate 632TRR was stolen from 342 Howard Ave. Owners of late model Honda products should be aware thieves are targeting 90's and early 2000's products. Ensure your vehicle is always locked and install some type of locking device or alarm system. It will not guarantee it does not get stolen but it will certainly reduce the opportunity and make thieves thing twice about stealing that vehicle.
2. Nanaimo file 2017-37088 Sometime overnight on Thursday November 2nd Brandt Tractor Ltd on Schoolhouse Road was broken into. Culprits broke the lock of the front gate then headed for two steel containers where the more locks were cut. Taken was a pallet containing 20 pails of oil. Unless the thieves possessed herculean strength, a truck would have been required to carry off the loot.
3. Nanaimo file # 2017- 37113 On Thursday November 2nd unknown persons made off with a brown duffel bag from the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre. The owner of the bag said she left the bag for a few minutes on a bleacher and when she returned it was gone. The bag was later recovered but of course it was empty and taken was some cash, identification and credit cards which have all been cancelled.
4. Nanaimo file # 2017- 37247 Sometime overnight on Saturday November 4th a vehicle parked on Kolby Ave was broken into. Taken were prescription sunglasses and a GPS unit along with a garage door opener. Garage door openers should never be left in vehicle as thieves will steal them, find out where you live through your registration papers then open your garage door with your stolen opener. It doesn’t get much easier than that.
5. Nanaimo file #2017-37445 On Sunday November 5th at approximately 5 am a taxi cab driver reported a theft from his cab. The driver told police nature called and while he was momentarily predisposed in his home an unknown male went into his cab and stole his brand new Samsung Galaxy cell phone and Captain America wallet. The suspect may have made his escape on bike but no description was provided of him or the bike.
6. Nanaimo file # 2017-37493 On Sunday November 5th at approximately 3:45 pm a bike was stolen from the bike rack outside Country Grocer on Twelfth St. The bike was chained but the thief managed to cut off the lock and make off with a lime green Marin with a black and orange seat. The bike also has Shimano Saints pedals and black hand grips, with lime green zap straps on the handle bars. Chain locks are an invite to thieves because they know even basic bolt cutter will cut through a chain lock. If you are prepared to invest several thousand dollars in a bike, invest a hundred dollars on a reliable bike lock which will actually secure your bike.
7. Nanaimo file # 2017-37837 Sometime overnight on Wednesday November 8th Southern Railway located on Tenth St was broken into. Thieves broke the locks off two signal cabins and made off with 30 Nikon batteries valued at approximately 14000 dollars.
8. Nanaimo file # 2017-37847 Sometime overnight on Wednesday November 8th tools were stolen from the yard of a home in the 5000 block of Sedona Way. Taken was a Jet mag wheel lug nut socket set, commercial grade Jet torque wrench and a Makita electric impact driver. Thieves often target tools from vehicles because most are not marked. With that in mind all tools should be itched with an identifying number so they can be identified and returned to the owner.
Cst. Gary O'BrienMedia Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
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