Suspect leaves getaway bike behind after garden-store theft gone wrong

According to Nanaimo RCMP, a male suspect attempted to steal various items from Buckerfield’s Jan. 15

A suspected would-be thief at a home-and-garden store wasn’t caught, but he had to leave his getaway bike behind.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, a male suspect attempted to steal various items from Buckerfield’s in south Nanaimo on Jan. 15 at about 7 p.m.

“The male entered the store and while concealing his face from the cameras, took the items out to the garden area and then proceeded to place them under the fence,” noted an RCMP press release. “When confronted by employees, the suspect fled on foot and in his haste left his mountain bike behind.”

Buckerfield’s employees were holding onto the bike “in hopes the suspect returns to claim it,” police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or submit a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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