Unsolved crimes in Nanaimo from May 20th to May 28th


2022-05-30 13:31 PDT

File # 2022

Unsolved crimes in Nanaimo from May 20th to May 28th

If you have information on a crime, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Theft from vehicle Nanaimo file # 2022-17036

Sometime between 10:00 PM and 10:30 PM on May 21st, a wallet was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 5700 block of Turner Road. The wallet contained personal ID, credit cards and cash. A short time later the victim’s credit cards were used to order a taxi, purchase items at Walmart and at the Real Canadian Superstore. Tip: Never leave wallets or purses in unattended vehicles. Criminals know where your hiding spots are and within minutes of finding it, they well beeline it to the closest business.

Break and Enter to shed File # 2022-17008

Sometime overnight on Saturday May 21st, a backyard shed located on Kamp Place was broken into. A padlock securing the shed was broken off and stolen was a small red Stihl chainsaw with no serial number. Security tip: Think about placing covers or shades on shed windows to prevent prying eyes from seeing what is inside.

Break and Enter File # 2022-17162

Sometime overnight on Sunday May 22nd, a detached garage located in the 2600 block of the Trans Canada highway was broken into. Entry was through the front door which was found open. Taken were approximately 15 two pounds bags of powdered milk along with a Makita grinder, chainsaw, power saw and a hand crank sausage maker. No serial numbers were available.

Theft of tools Nanaimo file # 2022-17146

At some point between May 20th and May 22nd, construction tools were stolen from a truck parked in the 100 block of Prideaux St. The truck was locked and parked in area that was secured by a gate. It appears suspects cut through the surrounding metal fence then broke into the truck. Taken was a nail gun, hand tools, saws and batteries. All the tools were contained in a Milwaukee pack worth approximately $5000. Tip: construction tools should always be marked with an identifying number.

Break and Enter file # 2022-17261

Between May 21st and May 23rd, a motor home parked in the 1100 block of Stewart Ave was broken into. The motor home, a white 2000 Ford Camper, had various items strewn about and missing were some food products. It appears people were using the camper as temporary shelter. No surveillance or suspects.

Break and Enter Nanaimo File # 2022-17489

Sometime overnight on Wednesday May 25th, the Café House connected to the Living Forest campground on Maki Road was broken into. Taken was a cash register that contained an undisclosed amount of cash. Security tip: Cash registers should be emptied at the end of each business day and cash drawers open to show that it does not contain any cash.

Theft of firewood Nanaimo file # 2022-17531

Sometime overnight on May 25th, approximately $300 of split firewood consisting of alder and cottonwood was taken from a driveway of a home located in the 300 block of Seventh St. The owner told police that he heard what sounded like wheelbarrows overnight and realizes now, that the wheelbarrows were probably used to carry the wood away.

Theft of bag from food court Nanaimo file # 2022-18085

On Saturday May 28th, a small bag leather hand bag was inadvertently left at the food court in the Woodgrove Centre. The bag contained an RBC credit card, student card and some cash. Lost and found and Mall security were checked with negative results.

Break and Enter to garage Nanaimo file # 2022-18142

Sometime between May 25th and May 28th, a garage located in the 300 block of Fourth St was broken into. Taken was a 10-foot wide silver tool chest with a brown cutting board on top. The initials of JJEE were engraved on the tool chest The tool chest contained hand tools and family photos. No suspects, witnesses or serial numbers. Tip: Sheds and garage should always be locked. It is not a guarantee but it may make thieves think twice and make them move on.

Theft of electric bikes Nanaimo file # 2022-17943

Sometime overnight on Saturday May 28th, two black with a white over spray Go-City folding electric bikes were stolen from the back of a vehicle that was parked in the 1600 block of Dufferin Crescent. One of the serial numbers of the bike is 007206064020022.

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
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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