Elderly Nanaimo couple hopes for return of stolen van


Nanaimo Mounties are on the lookout for a van stolen from an elderly couple.

Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said the van was reported stolen about 9 a.m. May 21 from 108 Craig St.

The owner’s saltwater fishing gear and three-wheel mobility scooter was inside the the vehicle when it was taken.

The scooter was designed to be disassembled into four pieces so it could be easily loaded and unloaded by its owner. The scooter will be missing its battery, which was in the couple’s home being charged when the theft occurred.

There was no theft insurance on the vehicle, so the couple hopes the van and its contents can be recovered.

The van is a 1998 purple Plymouth Voyager Caravan with B.C. licence plate number 899-DRJ.

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