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

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