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Nanaimo RCMP are looking for an emergency backup generator, stolen earlier this week, used by the Nanaimo Lifeline medical alert paging system. (Photo submitted)

Thieves in Nanaimo steal generator used by emergency medical alert service for seniors

Generator was stolen from Nanaimo Lifeline on Bowen Road earlier this week

 

Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo jersey thieves ‘caught red-handed’ with stolen goods in vehicle

RCMP quickly track down and arrested suspects who allegedly stole from Kirby’s Source for Sports

 

Robert Silva, of Nanaimo, is wanted for allegedly stealing a vehicle and failing to make his court appearance. (Photo submitted)

Warrant issued for Nanaimo man who allegedly wouldn’t get out of stolen vehicle

Robert Silva accused of stealing vehicle in downtown Nanaimo and failing to appear in court

 

Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek assistance in identifying robbery suspect at Island liquor store

Images of a heavily covered up man caught on surveillance video

Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP recovered an expensive espresso machine and other items stolen from a church and arrested a 61-year-old woman for breaking and entering. (Photo submitted)

Police recover $10,000 espresso machine stolen from Nanaimo church

61-year-old woman arrested, more stolen items located in north Nanaimo residence

Nanaimo RCMP recovered an expensive espresso machine and other items stolen from a church and arrested a 61-year-old woman for breaking and entering. (Photo submitted)
An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)

SOS Thrift Shop truck found in Nanaimo 2 days after being stolen in Parksville

Group offers thanks to those who helped share the story

An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)
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Robert Dunning, of Nanaimo, said he’s on the verge of bankruptcy after he became the victim of an online cryptocurrency investment scam. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo senior loses $100,000 to cryptocurrency investment scam

74-year-old says he’s on the edge of bankruptcy after scammer empties accounts, maxes out credit card

Robert Dunning, of Nanaimo, said he’s on the verge of bankruptcy after he became the victim of an online cryptocurrency investment scam. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)

Red dresses and LGBTQ flag stolen from Nanaimo non-profit

Thefts happened outside Nanaimo Family Life Association’s Townsite Road building

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)
Police hope the public can provide leads after two potted palm trees were stolen from a Nanaimo motel. (Photo submitted)

Pilfered palm trees leave vacancy at Nanaimo motel

Nanaimo RCMP say Dec. 2 theft would have required multiple suspects with a pickup truck

Police hope the public can provide leads after two potted palm trees were stolen from a Nanaimo motel. (Photo submitted)
RCMP hope the public can help in locating an electric cargo bike that was stolen during the five minutes the owner parked while shopping. (Photo submitted)

E-bike stolen after being left outside Nanaimo grocery store for five minutes

Nanaimo RCMP ask for public’s help in locating stolen cargo bike

RCMP hope the public can help in locating an electric cargo bike that was stolen during the five minutes the owner parked while shopping. (Photo submitted)
Charles Nelson, executive director of the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, sits among offices devoid of staff. Nelson and volunteers are trying to keep some services operating after the society laid off staff upon discovering some of its operating funds had allegedly gone missing. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo non-profit lays off staff, shutters services after possible misappropriation of money

RCMP investigating after Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy’s operating funds go missing

Charles Nelson, executive director of the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, sits among offices devoid of staff. Nelson and volunteers are trying to keep some services operating after the society laid off staff upon discovering some of its operating funds had allegedly gone missing. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)

Brazen thieves steal pink ATVs from Chilliwack girls aged 3 and 5

‘Right before Christmas, stealing two little girls’ quads. It’s really heartbreaking’ - mother

Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)
Nanaimo RCMP returned a ping pong table stolen from family that bought it to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo submitted)

Shotgun, motorcycle and ping pong table seized in bust in Nanaimo

RCMP say social media tips helped lead to arrests and recovery of allegedly stolen items

Nanaimo RCMP returned a ping pong table stolen from family that bought it to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo submitted)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 is hoping to recover an estimated $20,000 in equipment stolen from a trailer stored at the Nanaimo Fire Rescue training centre on Labieux Road. Some of the items were found nearby, but much more is still missing. (Photo submitted)

Thieves steal thousands of dollars worth of equipment from Nanaimo’s marine rescue organization

Children’s life jackets and more taken from RCM-SAR’s storage trailer on Labieux Road

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 is hoping to recover an estimated $20,000 in equipment stolen from a trailer stored at the Nanaimo Fire Rescue training centre on Labieux Road. Some of the items were found nearby, but much more is still missing. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for practice gear and whoever stole it from the V.I. Raiders football team’s Comox Field facility. (Photo submitted)

V.I. Raiders football gear stolen from team’s locker room in Nanaimo

Culprits make off with estimated $15,000 worth of Nanaimo team’s equipment

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for practice gear and whoever stole it from the V.I. Raiders football team’s Comox Field facility. (Photo submitted)
Police want to talk with witnesses who may have seen a theft in progress when a black Suzuki motorcycle was taken from Country Club Centre on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15 (Photo submitted)

Suspected thief seen ‘wheeling away’ motorcycle from Nanaimo mall

Suzuki motorcycle stolen in broad daylight at Country Club Centre on Wednesday, Sept. 15

Police want to talk with witnesses who may have seen a theft in progress when a black Suzuki motorcycle was taken from Country Club Centre on Wednesday afternoon, Sept. 15 (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo hope to reunite a mountain bike with its owner. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP hope to return expensive bike, suspected to have been stolen, to its owner

Police turning to the public to help find owner of Giant Trance mountain bike

Police in Nanaimo hope to reunite a mountain bike with its owner. (Photo submitted)
Six fir tree stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats were stolen from the Oceanside Building Learning Together’s Munchkinland Exploration Centre in Parksville between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, 2021. The stumps and branch had been earmarked as decoration for a new childcare program in Errington. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Six fir tree stumps, an arbutus branch and two doormats were stolen from the Oceanside Building Learning Together’s Munchkinland Exploration Centre in Parksville between Aug. 27 and Aug. 30, 2021. The stumps and branch had been earmarked as decoration for a new childcare program in Errington. (Mandy Moraes photo)
Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)

‘Extremely thin’ suspect squeezes through window to steal from Nanaimo jewelry store

RCMP release surveillance image of suspect who broke into Townsite Road business

Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying a man alleged to have broken into Gold Silver Guy store on Townsite Road on Aug. 10. (Submitted photo)