Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man suspected of stealing a $3,000 laptop computer from the Brooks Landing Staples store. (Photos submitted)

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man suspected of stealing a $3,000 laptop computer from the Brooks Landing Staples store. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP investigating theft of $3,000 computer

Police release photos in hope public can help identify suspected shoplifter

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a man suspected of stealing a 16-inch MacBook computer valued at about $3,000 from a Staples outlet.

According to an RCMP press release, the theft happened at about 3:30 p.m. Monday from the store, located at Brooks Landing shopping centre, 2000 Island Highway.

Police attended, but because of an unexpected time delay, the suspect had left by the time officers arrived.

The suspect is white, 6-foot-2, with a heavy build and a dark beard. He was wearing a camouflage jacket and a multi-coloured baseball cap.

Anyone with information about the suspect’s identity is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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