Mounties need public tips
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 www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
On Nov. 18, several break and enters were reported at Shear Agony Barber shop, Nemo Sushi and Accents Hair studio, all at Terminal Park Mall. The break-ins most likely occurred between 4 p.m. and midnight. Some money was taken from one of the shops and most of the businesses were rummaged through but nothing appeared to be missing.
On Nov. 19, the Metral Drive Starbucks Coffee shop reported five Verissmo coffee machines missing from their business. It is believed the items were taken in the last week. The week prior, six other coffee machines were stolen from three separate Starbucks locations in Nanaimo.
On Nov. 19, a DeWalt drywall gun with batteries and case was stolen from a work site on Bollinger Road.
On Nov. 21, a brown mountain bike was stolen from an outdoor shed in the 2600 block of Randle Road. The theft may have occurred in the previous four days.
On Nov. 22 at 7 a.m., a female was assaulted then robbed near the intersection of Dunster and Mostar roads. The victim told police she thought she heard the sound of kittens crying near a dumpster on Dunster and went to investigate. When she got closer she was hit over the head and lost consciousness. When she awoke her wallet was found nearby and it was emptied of its contents. Several items of interest were taken from the wallet including two $2 Canadian bills.
On Nov. 26, two bikes were stolen from a house located in the 3200 block of Shenton Road. One was a green, Giant mountain bike while the other was a purple, No. 7 BMX.
On Nov. 26, a man and woman stole four Samsung Galaxy SIIX cellphones from Wal-Mart. The two adults were also identified as being responsible for stealing a PlayStation game from Shoppers Drug Mart in Country Club Centre earlier in the day. The male suspect is approximately 5’7”, 175 pounds. The female was of medium height, 160 pounds and wore eye glasses, a dark cap and a white sweater with blue lettering on the front. The suspects were last seen getting into a small hatchback vehicle.
On Nov. 26, a cat returned home to its family on McGuffie Road (off Hammond Bay Road) with what appeared to be a wound caused by a BB gun. The incident would have occurred during the day on Nov. 26.
On Nov. 27 between 1:30-3:30 p.m., a FedEx package delivered to and placed on the front step of a home located in the 7400 block of Andrea Crescent was stolen.
On Nov. 28 between 4-10:30 p.m., a dog that resides with a family on Hemer Road was shot with a pellet gun just above the eye. The pellet was pulled out of the skin by its owner. The dog was taken to a local vet for examination and is recovering.
On Nov. 29, a 81-year-old female had her wallet stolen while putting change into a Salvation Army kettle that was set up outside the Real Canadian Superstore on Metral Drive. The female laid her wallet down on a near by chair for less than a minute and turned away from it while putting the change in the kettle. When she went back to it, the wallet gone.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for these crimes.