A thief on the mid Island went so far as to steal fuel from a fire truck.
Oceanside RCMP recently released its regular crime report, noting that on Oct. 10, fuel was stolen from a private company fire truck located on Qualicum Main and Memorial Avenue in Qualicum Beach. Video surveillance footage was supplied to police.
The report notes that Oceanside RCMP received 264 complaints during the week of Oct. 6-12 including at least nine thefts from vehicles.
Oct. 10 incidents in Parksville included a black Stanley toolbox and a Maximum electric torque wrench stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 200 block of Bagshaw Street and a purse stolen from an unlocked vehicle in the 900 block of Lee Road West. That same day on Lee Road West, a knife was reportedly left behind in an unlocked vehicle in the 1300 block.
For more from the crime report, click here.
For past coverage of unsolved crimes in Nanaimo, click here.