Nanaimo RCMP are warning of thefts at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Beban Park pools. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP are warning of thefts at Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Beban Park pools. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Nanaimo RCMP warn of NAC and Beban Park pool thefts

Nanaimo RCMP warning of increase in locker room thefts at public pool complexes.

Police are warning patrons of Nanaimo Aquatic Centre and Beban Park pools to be mindful of their belongings when attending either premises after an increase in theft incidents.

According to Nanaimo RCMP’s Unsolved Crimes in Nanaimo for Nov. 9-16, there has been a rise in stolen clothing and personal items from the two recreation facilities.

Thieves are entering change rooms and randomly going through unattended bags and clothing to find anything of value, according to the press release in which patrons are advised to never leave clothing on benches, to always lock personal items in available storage lockers and pin locker keys to swim suits.

Anyone with information on this or any other crime is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637 (keyword Nanaimo) or submit a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.