A thief allegedly stole a First Nations art piece from a shop in Nanaimo last weekend.
An totem pole statuette valued at more than $1,000 was stolen from an unlocked glass case at Hill’s Native Art on Bastion Street last Sunday. The art piece was 18 centimetres (seven inches) tall and made of argillite.
The theft occurred sometime between noon and 3 p.m., according to an RCMP press release detailing recent unsolved crimes.
Anyone with information on unsolved crimes is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP detachment at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, by calling 1-800-222-8477 or by texting 274637, keyword Nanaimo.