Still from surveillance video made public by Nanaimo RCMP. IMAGE SUBMITTED

Man steals $13,000 worth of sunglasses from Woodgrove Centre before it opens

Police release surveillance footage of Nov. 4 unsolved crime

Nanaimo RCMP hope surveillance video will help in identifying a suspect who stole from Woodgrove Centre before the mall opened on a Sunday earlier this month.

The thefts happened between 5:30-6 a.m. Nov. 4, though the video was made public today, Nov. 27.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, the suspect stole 34 pairs of sunglasses and several phones from two separate kiosks. The sunglasses, including Prada and Burberry brands, were valued at $13,000.

“A universal key, which an employee recently lost may have been used to gain entry to the mall,” the press release notes, adding that bolt cutters were taken from a maintenance shop near the mall’s Walmart entrance.

At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a black shirt, black track pants, a balaclava and a backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Just Posted

Smudging in B.C. classroom had ‘trivial’ impact on Christian family’s faith, says school district’s lawyer

Lawyers lay out arguments in case regarding indigenous cultural practice in Port Alberni classroom

Nanaimo hunters may have harvested deer in area known for chronic wasting disease

Conservation officers make urgent request to public for any information

Nanaimo man caught with more than 200,000 child porn images to be sentenced

Crown says Aaron Macrae recorded video of children on buses and at his workplace

City of Nanaimo budget talks underway, projected tax increase up to 5.6 per cent

Series of special finance and audit meetings was held Wednesday at conference centre

One person injured in rollover crash on Nanaimo Parkway

Accident happened a little after noon in southbound lanes near Cedar Road

One person injured in rollover crash on Nanaimo Parkway

Accident happened a little after noon in southbound lanes near Cedar Road

Beefs & Bouquets, Nov. 21

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail bulletinboard@nanaimobulletin.com

65-million-year-old triceratops makes its debut in Victoria

Dino Lab Inc. is excavating the fossilized remains of a 65-million-year-old dinosaur

Front Street becomes permanent location for bus exchange

Nanaimo city council will look at safety upgrades, will work with RDN on design

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Time for a ban on leaf blowers

Loud noise can cause heart attacks, deafness and mental disorders, says letter writer

Nanaimo’s Kirkwood Academy presents 20th production of ‘The Nutcracker’

More than 150 dancers of all ages to participate in classic Christmas ballet Nov. 22-23

City of Nanaimo to issue alert as it moves to new emergency information system

Municipality will send out reminder Thursday, Nov. 21, asking residents to switch to new system

Headlocks for Hunger pro wrestling show making its return

Vancouver Island Pro Wrestling holding card Saturday, Nov. 23 at Centennial Building

Most Read