Public tips can solve crimes

NANAIMO: RCMP seek public's help on unsolved crimes

  • Sep. 19, 2012 3:00 p.m.

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



On Sept. 1, a female reported receiving suspicious e-mails concerning her online banking activities. The e-mails were reportedly sent from Scotia Bank and indicated her account had been compromised. The following link was sent: https:www2. The e-mail requested the complainant click on the link and verify the account number. She did not, but went to her bank which confirmed the e-mail was fraudulent.



On Sept. 3, playground equipment, at the Kids’ Place Childcare Center at 1085 Moyse Cres., was reported vandalized The vandalism occurred over the weekend and consisted of poorly-written graffiti.



On Sept. 4, the Telus compound, 3301 Shenton Rd., was broken into. The compound was entered through a hole cut in the west side of a chain link fence which borders the compound. Once inside the compound, suspects broke into at least two tool boxes on work trucks. The only item taken was a high-visibility vest.



On Sept. 5, red paint was sprayed on the sides of the Starlight Store at 144 Victoria Rd. A church, adjacent to the store, was also tagged the previous night with red paint.



On Sept. 6, a cat, that resided with its owners on Poplar Street, had blue duct tape wrapped around its paws and tail. The incident was reported after the animal’s owner saw a similar newspaper story of another cat having duct tape put on its paws and tail. The cat was not seriously injured and the duct tape was successfully removed.



On Sept. 10, a laundromat service manager at 645 Townsite Rd. reported four commercial dryers and one washing machine broken into. No money was taken, but it is the second incident at this complex in the past month where washing machines and dryers were targeted.


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