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Thieves hit Nanaimo Future Shop

Thieves make off with more an estimated $10,000 in merchandize from Nanaimo Future Shop outlet.

Future Shop in Nanaimo is missing more than $10,000 worth of inventory following a break-in Monday.

Witnesses called the Mounties about 2 a.m. saying two men were seen banging on the front window of the store in Country Club Centre.

The men were seen a short time later coming out of the store. One man was carrying an armload of merchandise, a duffle bag and a tire iron allegedly used to break into the building.

They got into an older model red 1990s hatchback car and drove away toward Norwell Drive.

"They ended up taking about $10,000 worth of stuff," said Const. Gary O'Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. "They had 15 iPads and a number of pay-as-you-go cellphones."

Police are looking for two Caucasian men.

The first suspect is 5'10" to 6' tall, medium build and wearing a black hoodie, white shirt, grey pants, white shoes, black gloves and was carrying a dark duffle bag.

The second suspect is also 5'10" to 6' tall and was wearing a grey hoodie, black shorts, white socks, white shoes, black gloves and was carrying a tire iron.

O'Brien said investigators are reviewing security video and checking with other detachments on the Island to find out if there were recent similar incidents.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at