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Thief scores in ice centre dressing room

Players in a pick-up hockey game had their pockets picked in a dressing room at Nanaimo Ice Centre Wednesday.

The thefts happened between 11:45 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. while the players were on Rink No. 2.

Police said surveillance video shows a man carrying a black hockey bag entering the unlocked dressing room and leaving a few minutes later.

Some of the items stolen included rings, wallets and car keys, which the suspect used to get into several cars in the parking lot.

Sunglasses, a Garmin GPS unit and cash were taken from the vehicles.

The suspect is described as male, 18-25 years old with a slim build and wearing a grey hoodie.

“Players at our local rinks are reminded to always lock their dressing rooms while on the ice,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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