Nanaimo RCMP look for help with unsolved crimes

Police seek the public’s help to solve alleged thefts in the Nanaimo area

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for the public’s help to solve these alleged crimes.

File No. 2017-10346

Sometime overnight on April 8, a vehicle parked in the 600 block of Eberts Street was broken into. Taken was a wallet, Canadian passport and black leather Swiss army knife. It appears the vehicle had been left unlocked. Almost 45 percent of all vehicle break-ins involve unlocked vehicles.

File No. 2017- 10438

Sometime overnight on April 9, a break-in occurred at an unoccupied residence located in the 500 block of Prideaux Street. The home is currently being renovated and entry was made by removing a large glass window. Taken was a black Rigid shop vacuum and two brooms.

File No. 2017-10647

On April 11, the laundry room at 250 Victoria Rd. was broken into. One of the washing machines was broken into and an undisclosed amount of change was taken.

File No. 2017-10758

Sometime overnight on April 12, five full propane tanks were taken from the Millway Grocery store located at 1594 MacMillan Rd. The tanks were kept in a caged storage unit located outside the store.

File No. 2017-11091

Sometime overnight on April 15, two sheds located in the 400 block of Sunderland Avenue were broken into. Taken was a Makita 12V cordless drill and a set of chisels. Both sheds were not locked.

File No. 2017-11179

On April 16, a homeowner in the 600 block of Dundas Street chased off a male seen rummaging through his vehicle. The suspect left on a skateboard and is described as white, approximately 5-feet-8 with a medium build and wearing baggy clothing. The most noticeable feature of the suspect was his crooked teeth. The only item taken was a yellow tape measure.

File No. 2017-11322

Sometime overnight on April 17, a break-and-enter was reported to a home located in the 300 block of Machleary Street. Entry was gained through a bedroom window. Muddy footprints were found in the house and the window pane was found stashed in a nearby shed. It is unknown if anything was taken.

File No. 2017- 11319

Between 4-5:30 p.m. on April 17, a Huffy bicycle was stolen from the yard of a home on Ridgemont Place. A child’s helmet with white, red and black stripes was also taken.

File No. 2017-11350

Just before 4 a.m. on April 18, NY LA Fresh Threads located at 206 Commercial St. was broken into. The front window to the business had been smashed. Taken were 23 Tense brand watches with wooden watch straps. The watches are unique and the business in the only location on the Island which sells those kinds of watches.

If you have information, please contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or submit tips anonymously at Crime Stoppers at 1-877-222-8477 or visit