Police need tips on crimes

NANAIMO: RCMP have a number of unsolved files which they hope the public can help solve.

Nanaimo RCMP have a number of unsolved files which they hope the public can help solve.

Anyone with any information about the following crimes is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or to visit www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.



On Aug. 1, a carpenter reported his tool belt missing. On or about July 23-24, the belt was lost somewhere between the Nanaimo RCMP detachment on Prideaux Street and Nanaimo Regional General Hospital.



On Aug. 3, a white and blue Suzuki dirt bike was stolen from a home in the 1000 block of Nanaimo Lakes Road. One unique feature on the bike is that the rear signal lights are mismatched.



On Aug. 3, eight coin-operated laundry machines at 645 Townsite Rd. were damaged. A number of coins were taken from the machines. Damage is estimated to be several thousand dollars.



On Aug. 3 between 3-6 a.m., a home in the 700 block of Bowman Drive was broken into. A laptop computer, cash and several cellphones were stolen.



On Aug. 4, a pizzeria in the north end of Nanaimo had several fraudulent purchases made. On four separate occasions – and from three different addresses – large orders of pizza were requested but never picked up. The phone used to make the orders was tracked to a home on Lasalle Drive.



On Aug. 7 at approximately 10 p.m., a break and enter was reported to the Buzz Coffee House on Uplands Drive. The front door to the business was smashed in and a 46-inch Samsung flat-screen TV was taken. About one hour prior to the break-in,  two males wearing hoodies were seen near the business in a four-door, eggplant-coloured sedan.



On Aug. 6 at approximately 1:30 a.m., a bicycle was reported stolen from a home in the 1600 block of Meredith Road. The suspect is described as a white male with dirty blonde hair and dark swim shorts. He was not wearing a shirt.



On Aug. 7, a Swagman bike rack was found on the front lawn of a home on Fielding Road. It had no identifiers on it.



On Aug. 7, a bicycle was reported stolen from the backyard of a home in the 300 block of Seventh Street. The theft occurred between 3:30-7:30 p.m. The bike is a spray-painted Free Agent BMX with a silver frame, orange tire rims and pedals, black handlebars and a purple Odi grip. Also taken was an orange and white full face shield quad helmet.



On Aug. 8, seven cellphones were stolen from London Drugs in Nanaimo North Town Centre. The suspects left in a black SUV, possibly a Lincoln. Two black males were seen in the vehicle.



On Aug. 11, a beige hardtop for a Mercedes 500 SL convertible was stolen from a garage in the 400 block of Victoria Road.


Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of any person responsible for these crimes

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