RCMP 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 www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.



On March 5, a black duffel bag was stolen from the 12:30 p.m. B.C. Ferry sailing from Horseshoe Bay to Departure Bay. The duffel bag contained clothing, an inhaler and some personal items.



On March 6, a dark pink girl’s bicycle with ‘NEXT’ written on it was stolen from 488 Gardasan Way.



On March 8, four vehicle’s parked at Van’s Garage at 587 Townsite Rd. were reported broken into. The vehicles were most likely broken into late on March 7. One of the vehicles had a stereo and an iPod docking station taken from it.



Sometime overnight on March 8, a red Phil and Ted’s Explorer baby stroller was stolen from the front yard of 4125 Uplands Dr.



On March 9, the Nanaimo Golf Club reported an attempted break-in to a storage locker in the south eastern corner of the golf course.

Entry was not successful, but the steel plate connecting the hinging doors – and secured with a lock – had been cut through.


On March 10, a motorist called police to report that at approximately 4:40 p.m., his vehicle was struck by a rock thrown from the Nanaimo Parkway Trail by two unknown youths as he traveled south bound. No description was obtained of the youth and the rock caused only a small scratch to his car.



On March 5 at 3:40 p.m., a bicycle was stolen from the parking lot of Port Place mall. The bike is a red Norco Katmandu with red dual crown forks. After the theft, a witness came forward and told the bike owner he saw the person who took the bike, but didn’t realize at the time it was being stolen. The suspect is described as an older white male wearing a black puffy jacket, blue jeans and white shoes. He was last seen pedalling toward the waterfront.



On March 6 at approximately 2 a.m., copper wire was stolen from the Mid Island Co-op parking lot at 4750 Hammond Bay Rd. Video surveillance showed a male riding into the lot and then several minutes later something is placed over top of the camera. No description was provided.



Sometime overnight on March 4, a white Chevrolet Impala had its tires slashed while parked outside 740 Shoreline Dr.


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