Nanaimo police looking for owner of boat motor

NANAIMO – RCMP in Nanaimo have a found boat motor they can't match to an owner.

Nanaimo Mounties are asking for the public’s assistance to find the rightful owner of an expensive and brand new 30-horsepower boat motor.

The motor was found in early December, partially concealed in some bushes off Doumont Road.

To date, all attempts to locate its owner have have failed.

Investigators believe, given the motor’s condition and where it was found, it was most likely stolen.

“We are hesitant to release information on the make or colour of the motor as it may lead to false claims of ownership,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

Anyone with information about who might be the lawful owner of this motor, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.