More parcel thefts happening in Nanaimo as Christmas nears

Police looking for person of interest after Dec. 5 incident in hospital area

Three more parcels delivered to homes have been stolen from doorsteps in recent weeks.

Nanaimo RCMP is advising the public to be aware of the crimes, the most recent of which happened Dec. 5 on Dufferin Street in the hospital area.

“[A woman] told police she was expecting the parcels but none were found after being told they had been dropped off by a local courier company,” noted an RCMP press release.

The woman told police she observed an older model black Mustang with an Alberta licence plate, driven by a man, stopped on the road outside her home as a courier made a delivery to a neighbour.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP, said police are interested in speaking with the driver of the Mustang.

According to the press release, the theft victim has learned a lesson and “will ensure there is always someone available to receive [her] parcels.”

Police suggest home owners request a signature upon drop-off of parcels or try to arrange a delivery time when they will be home.

The Dufferin area is the same neighbourhood where there was a high-profile theft of a prom dress delivered to a doorstep this past spring.

Anyone with information about the Dufferin Street parcel theft is asked to please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2018-44618. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.

RELATED: Thieves follow courier truck to steal parcel from Lantzville doorstep

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

U.K. press wonders if Nanaimo bars lured Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Canada

‘Prince Harry’s favourite snack revealed,’ trumpets tabloid

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Let’s have a referendum on auto insurance in B.C.

We need a wide open debate that lets the people most affected have a say, says letter writer

Ice chunk from truck crushes vehicle windshield near Nanaimo

None injured, but Nanaimo RCMP say fines for accumulations of ice and snow

Astronomer discusses search for life in oceans of moons of Jupiter and Saturn

Jon Willis will present at Nanaimo Astronomy Society meeting Jan. 23

Regional District of Nanaimo to consider HandyDart bus fleet replacement

New light-duty, gas-powered buses sought by funding partner B.C. Transit

‘Like an ATM’: World’s first biometric opioid-dispensing machine launches in B.C.

First-of-its-kind dispensing machine unveiled in the Downtown Eastside with hopes of curbing overdose deaths

Canucks extend home win streak to 8 with 4-1 triumph over Sharks

Victory lifts Vancouver into top spot in NHL’s Pacific Division

BC Green Party leader visits northern B.C. pipeline protest site

Adam Olsen calls for better relationship between Canada, British Columbia and First Nations

Nanaimo theft victim confronts suspects with baseball bat

Nanaimo RCMP seek identity of two people alleged to have used a stolen credit card

Clerk bruised, traumatized after armed robbery at Quarterway Liquor Store

Few details on male suspect in Wednesday incident, says Nanaimo RCMP

B.C. society calls out conservation officer after dropping off bear cub covered in ice

Ice can be seen in video matted into emaciated bear cub’s fur

Blue Monday is a myth but seasonal affective disorder and the winter blues are real

Canadian Mental Health Association says weather can affect mood

City of Nanaimo reaches settlement with fired chief operations officer

Brad McRae had launched human rights complaint after being fired while on medical leave

Most Read