Nanaimo RCMP hope to return found hockey gear and a backpack to their rightful owners. (Photo Submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP seek owners of children’s hockey gear, backpack

Police hope public can help them return children’s hockey gear and backpack to rightful owners.

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find the rightful owner of a full set of a child’s hockey gear and a high-end child’s backpack.

The hockey gear was found by city bylaws officer under the stairs of the Vancouver Island Military Museum on Gordon Street Aug. 30 and turned over to police.

The gear consists of Easton skates, a black Bauer helmet, shin pads, pants and elbow pads along with one very small grey and black sock.

According to police, the equipment was most likely stolen and was being stored under the stairs to be retrieved later.

The backpack was found Nov. 28 near a home on Janelle Place. The person that found the backpack said it is practically new with, the labels and instructions still attached, and had been there for three days.

Anyone with information about the items is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com text 274637 (keyword Nanaimo), or call 1-800-222-8477.

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