Mounties need tips on crimes

Nanaimo RCMP have a number of unsolved files which they hope the public can help solve.

Anyone with any information about the following crimes is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or



On April 7, a three-metre, grey skiff with no identifiers and no motor attached was stolen from Protection Island.



On April 7, a two-year-old red tail hawk was reported missing from its enclosure on Cedar Road. The hawk is 30 centimetres tall, has white and cream on its front side and under its wings. It also has a brown and red back and a red tail.



On April 12, an  orange and black 2008 KTM 450SXF dirt bike was stolen from a back shed of a residence  in the 500 block of  Deering Street. The bike was chained and locked in the shed with a tarp over top of it. The exhaust on the motorcycle is very loud.



On April 13, a blue Ecoped electric scooter was stolen from a home in the 600 block of Kennedy Street. The scooter has one pedal, a broken mirror and a broken, taped-up tail light.



On April 16 between 6-10 p.m., a Giant mountain bike was stolen from an unlocked garage located in the 400 block of Deering Street.



On April 14 at approximately 8:30 p.m., an attempted robbery occurred on Shenton Road. The victim, a 17-year-old male, was walking home from Country Club Centre and was on a path near Shenton Road when he was approached by a male. The suspect punched  the male in the face, then demanded he hand over his iPod and wallet. The victim yelled at the suspect who then ran away. The suspect is described as Caucasian, 25 years of age with short dark hair. It is believed the suspect may have followed the victim from the shopping mall.



On April 18, four coils of copper wire were stolen from B.C. Hydro trucks parked on Madsen Road. On April 20, a security guard at B.C. Hydro discovered a male inside the compound. The male is described as Caucasian, in his 20s, short, wearing black jeans and a black hoodie with a white design on the front. When confronted by the security guard,  the suspect male ran off toward a vehicle waiting in the area.



On April 16, a gold bracelet was found near the intersection of Dick Avenue and Hamilton Street.



On April 18 between 12:30-4 p.m., a 60-pound propane tank was stolen from a travel trailer parked in the 1600 block of Thatcher Road.



Overnight on April 19, approximately 15 street lights and traffic control devices were damaged in the area of Oakridge and Glen Oaks neighbourhoods off of Hammond Bay Road.


Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for these crimes.

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