Police in Nanaimo have listed Yeezy and Gucci shoes valued at hundreds of dollars among items taken in a break-and-enter at a residence in Harewood on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Expensive shoes stolen in break-and-enter in Nanaimo

Several pairs of Gucci and Yeezy shoes worth hundreds of dollars taken in break-in June 8

Nanaimo RCMP are counting hundreds of dollars worth of shoes among the items that went missing in a recent break-and-enter.

According to police, the incident happened Sunday, sometime between 1 a.m. and 1 p.m., at a townhouse in the 300 block of Hillcrest Ave. in Harewood.

The homeowner told police he and his roommates were asleep during the break-in and had forgotten to lock their door before retiring for the night.

The items taken, which also included a Gucci wallet, were near a door which was found open.

Investigators canvassed the area nearby and learned that a man was seen near the residence at approximately 6 a.m. on the day of the break-in. He was described as caucasian, six feet tall, with a slim build, in his mid 20s and was wearing white sweatpants, white shoes and a white-and-black-striped hoodie.

Items taken in the break-and-enter include Gucci shoes in white with a red lip design, Adidas Yeezy shoes with green mesh, Yeezy shoes in brown and black, and a yellow wallet with a red and white embroidered snake design. The contents of the wallet included debit and credit cards, Vancouver Island University student ID and a Chinese government ID card.

All debit and credit cards were immediately cancelled and no fraudulent activity has been reported.

Anyone with information about the the stolen items or the man seen near the residence is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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