Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them reunite a Dell Laptop computer with its rightful owner. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP seek owner of Dell laptop

Laptop computer recovered after April 18 arrest at Departure Bay ferry terminal

The Nanaimo RCMP has a laptop they believe is stolen and would like to return it to its rightful owner.

According to police, they acquired the computer April 18 when officers were called to Departure Bay ferry terminal at about 8:30 p.m., when a man allegedly boarded a docked B.C. ferry without purchasing a ticket. He had reportedly stolen food from the cafeteria while the ferry was in the process of loading for its 9 p.m. sailing to Horseshoe Bay.

Attending officers arrested the 34-year-old suspect and were then told by B.C. Ferries employees the man was also seen taking a jacket from an unsuspecting passenger. Officers found the jacket in a satchel the suspect was carrying, along with a silver Dell laptop computer police believe is stolen.

So far, investigators have been unable to determine if the laptop was taken from someone on the ferry or stolen earlier. It has not been reported missing to the Nanaimo RCMP.

The jacket was returned to its owner.

Anyone with information about who owns the computer is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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