The Nanaimo RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye out for a stolen boat.
According to police, the craft – a 1976 17-foot Boston Whaler Montauk, serial number 13K61442 – was stolen Thursday from the Mud Bay Community Dock on Protection Island.
The boat has a three-blade stainless prop, a Mercury outboard engine and a highly noticeable iron cross tie down mounted on its deck.
When the vessel was stolen it was not insured and there was no fuel in it.
Anyone with information about where the boat is or who stole it is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.
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