Locker thefts case cracked

Police have arrested one woman suspected of being involved in a series of locker break-ins and are looking for her accomplice.

Police have arrested one woman suspected of involvement in a series of locker break-ins and are looking for her accomplice.

The arrest was made following several break-ins to lockers at Nanaimo’s community recreation centres in recent weeks.

Most of the break-ins happened at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre on Third Street.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, said the female suspect’s name has not been released because he could not confirm if she had been formally charged.

Police have not released the name of the woman’s male accomplice, who is believed to have fled to the Lower Mainland.

Sandy Raddysh, city manager of aquatics, said visitors are cautioned not to bring valuables with them when they use Nanaimo’s recreation facilities.

Anyone with information about this incident 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.