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Thieves break into storage units in Nanaimo, steal pistol and coins

Theft happened Sept. 27 on McRobb Avenue
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at

A thief or thieves stole a semi-automatic pistol and thousands of dollars worth of silver coins.

Nanaimo RCMP issued a press release advising of the unsolved crime, which happened Sept. 27.

Police say the break-ins happened in storage units at an apartment building in the 6000 block of McRobb Avenue. The main door to the storage area was pried open, and the culprit or culprits had forcibly accessed three of the storage units.

A Ruger .22-calibre 111 semi-automatic target pistol with serial No. 27445686 was stolen, as well as 1,000 silver Canadian coins valued at $40,000.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2020-35576.

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Nanaimo RCMP issued a press release related to a case of a stolen pistol and coins, taken from a storage unit in north Nanaimo on Sept. 27. (RCMP image)