Nanaimo police searching for octopus carving

NANAIMO – Mounties hope public can help track down stolen octopus carving.

Nanaimo Mounties hope the public can help find a unique carving of an octopus stolen from a Wesley Street gallery.

Nanaimo Mounties hope the public can help find a unique carving of an octopus stolen from a Wesley Street gallery.

Police in Nanaimo are searching for a wooden carving of an octopus stolen from the Blue Poppy Gallery.

The carving went missing Feb. 12 after thieves smashed the gallery’s front display window at 321 Wesley St.

The piece is unique and has an estimated value of $1,200.

Anyone with information about where the carving might be located or who is responsible for taking it is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com and quote file No. 2014-3641.