Anonymous tips can solve 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 Nov. 1 at  approximately 8 p.m., a 15-16-year-old male attempted to steal liquor from the Black Bear beer and wine store on Doumont Road. Another patron intervened, preventing the theft, and in the process tore the suspects shirt. The suspect fled on foot in the direction of Metral Drive. No description was provided other than he was wearing a hoodie and left with his shirt ripped.



On Nov. 2 at approximately 2:45 p.m., a woman had her purse stolen from her shopping cart while she loaded items into the trunk of her car in the parking lot of Wal-Mart. The suspect is described as a white male in his late 30s,  wearing a quilted jacket.

2012-30185 Sometime overnight on Nov. 3 in the 3700 block of Overlook Drive, a garden fence was knocked down and newspapers were thrown into the yard.



On Nov. 5, two bicycles were stolen from a shed at a home in the 7300 block of Lantzville Road. One of the bikes was orange with a Mexican blanket seat. The other was a brown Rocky Mountain Slayer with front and rear shocks.



On Nov. 5, a white Mercury Sable, parked at 2197 Duggan Rd., was broken into. This vehicle has been targeted a number of times and to date, no suspects or witnesses have been identified.



On Nov. 6 between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m., a basement suite in the 600 block of Shoreline Drive was broken into. Point of entry was the rear bedroom window. An iPod, HP laptop computer and an MP3 player were stolen.



On Nov. 6, a break-in was reported at the Kin Hut at Departure Bay Beach. The incident occurred between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. The front window to the building was smashed and a cabinet door was broken open. It is unknown if anything was taken.



On Nov. 8 between 8:45-9:45 a.m., a  theft occurred from an unlocked locker at John Barsby Secondary School. Headphones and a white iPhone with charger were stolen.



On Nov. 9, a break-in occurred sometime during the day at an apartment at 4421 Wellington Rd. Entry was made through an unlocked door and a PlayStation 3 – serial No. AA113583605, was stolen.


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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