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NANAIMO – RCMP have a number of unsolved files which they hope the public can help solve.

Nanaimo RCMP have some unsolved files they hope the public can help solve. Anyone with information on the following crimes is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or



On April 16, a Dewalt 17-litre compressor with serial No. D5514CA was stolen from a work site on Linley Valley Drive.



On April 18, the owner of a red Nikon Coolpix S2700 camera with serial No. 50000286 reported it missing after taking city bus No. 2A. The owner got off the bus near the intersection of Morningside Drive and Hammond Bay Road.



On April 19, saddlebags were reported stolen from a bike locked in the corridor of an apartment building at 451 Selby St. The bags were last seen just before the owner went into hospital on Feb. 21. They are new, with dark and light grey colours.



On or about April 10, a bicycle was stolen from a home in the 2880 block of Glenayr Drive. The bike is grey, Japanese-style with black handlebars and a leather seat.



Sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on April 20, a home in the 300 block of Rosehill Street was broken into. The front door was forced open and a Macbook Pro, external hard drive, charger, car keys, a set of kitchen knives and an oxygen bag with full and half masks were stolen.  Left behind on the front lawn was a pair of soaked blue runners.



On April 20, bottles were thrown at a city bus as it passed through the intersection at Meredith and Spencer roads. The driver did not see who threw the bottles, and the impact caused slight damage to the side of the bus.



Sometime overnight on April 25, garden tools were stolen from a trailer stored in a yard in the 2500 block of Quill Drive. The trailer was open, but was covered with a tarp secured with a lock and chain. An older orange Stihl trimmer, serial No. 289001881, an orange BF 55 Stihl leaf blower, serial No. 288463346, two small jerry cans and a small orange chain saw were stolen.



On April 25, three tents were stolen from the Harbour City Football Club storage facility at 2300 Bowen Rd. Later the same day, one tent was recovered; two tents are still missing. One tent belongs to The Wave radio station. It is white with light blue lettering and the Wave logo. The other is yellow and black with a Retlaw Renovations logo.