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A Brinks truck in a file photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)

Christmas Day heist in Langley netted almost $500,000, court filing reveals

A union grievance fight has shed light on a massive ATM theft from 2016

 

Reynolds Antiques and Collectibles was robbed over night, with at least $100,000 in gold and jewelry missing just as the busy holiday shopping season gets underway. (Courtesy of Luke Reynolds)

Vancouver Island antique shop robbed of at least $100K in gold and silver

Sooke’s Luke Reynolds is trying to remain positive as the busy holiday shopping season approaches

 

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help find a surfboard stolen from a pickup truck parked at a fast food restaurant. (Photo submitted)

Thief in Nanaimo steals surfboard from the back of surfer’s pickup truck

Incident happened last week on Princess Royal Avenue

 

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help track down a Wood-Mizer LT40 portable sawmill stolen from a property on Jingle Pot Road. (News Bulletin file photo)

Thieves in Nanaimo cut through lock, hitch up portable sawmill, make getaway

Culprits steal equipment worth $30,000 from rural property on Jingle Pot Road

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help track down a Wood-Mizer LT40 portable sawmill stolen from a property on Jingle Pot Road. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help them reunite a stolen Kona mountain bike with its owner. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo cyclist stops to visit family, has bike stolen from front yard

Unknown man in grey hoodie seen riding away with mountain bike

Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help them reunite a stolen Kona mountain bike with its owner. (News Bulletin file photo)
Keen-eyed neighbours gave police in Nanaimo descriptions of men suspected of breaking into a house and stealing electronics and jewelry. (News Bulletin file photo)

Thieves in Nanaimo sneak through bathroom window to steal electronics and jewelry

‘Suspicious characters’ responsible for break-and-enter on Latimer Road last week

Keen-eyed neighbours gave police in Nanaimo descriptions of men suspected of breaking into a house and stealing electronics and jewelry. (News Bulletin file photo)
Police hope the public can provide tips about the location of a boat that was stolen from the Westwood Tennis Club grounds in late September. (Photo submitted)

Boat stolen from tennis club in Nanaimo

Aluminum boat, outboard motors and trailer taken from Westwood Tennis Club

Police hope the public can provide tips about the location of a boat that was stolen from the Westwood Tennis Club grounds in late September. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo are investigating a number of thefts of wire from street light standards near Bowen Park. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo are investigating a number of thefts of wire from street light standards near Bowen Park. (Photo submitted)
Video surveillance footage, recently obtained by police, show a suspected jewelry thief and the vehicle with which he is associated. (Photo submitted)

RCMP ask for help finding suspect who ‘tried on’ necklace at jewelry store then made a run for it

Suspect allegedly stole $5,500 necklace from Peoples Jewellers in Nanaimo

Video surveillance footage, recently obtained by police, show a suspected jewelry thief and the vehicle with which he is associated. (Photo submitted)
The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo

RCMP suspect car blast linked to Kootenay drug trafficking, organized crime

The explosion happened Sept. 9 in the bedroom community of Montrose, near Trail

The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo
The rear smashed window on Marie Pinkerton’s car on Sept. 16, 2022 the most recent time of three in three weeks she has had a window smashed on the vehicle. (Marie Pinkerton photo)

B.C. woman’s car window smashed 3 times in 3 weeks

‘I feel violated. It feels like an attack. It feels targeted actually’

The rear smashed window on Marie Pinkerton’s car on Sept. 16, 2022 the most recent time of three in three weeks she has had a window smashed on the vehicle. (Marie Pinkerton photo)
People wait to enter the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Saturday, June 6, 2020. In the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 1972, three men rappelled from a skylight down a nylon rope into the second floor of the museum. Fifty years after what has been described as the biggest art heist in Canadian history, the thieves’ identity remains a mystery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

50 years after major Montreal art theft, trail has gone cold and nobody’s talking

Thieves rappelled into the museum from a skylight, overpowered the guards and stole millions in art

People wait to enter the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Saturday, June 6, 2020. In the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 1972, three men rappelled from a skylight down a nylon rope into the second floor of the museum. Fifty years after what has been described as the biggest art heist in Canadian history, the thieves’ identity remains a mystery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)

Vancouver club confident its copy of scowling Churchill portrait secure

Union Club of British Columbia owns a copy of the original work discovered stolen from Ottawa hotel

The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)
Estrellita Karsh wife of legenary photographer Yousuf Karsh stands in front of the iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill taken by her husband in the Speaker of the House of Commons’ chambers on Tuesday July 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Two art heists, 50 years apart: expert says Canada is a ‘soft target’

Officials didn’t discover the latest stolen piece was gone for more than 8 months after it was taken

Estrellita Karsh wife of legenary photographer Yousuf Karsh stands in front of the iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill taken by her husband in the Speaker of the House of Commons’ chambers on Tuesday July 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
A Liv Amiti E-bike, pictured here, was stolen from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital while a worker was on shift the night of Aug. 16, say Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)

E-bike stolen while Nanaimo hospital worker was on shift

Dark teal Liv Amiti E-bike was taken, along with bright green helmet, says Nanaimo RCMP

A Liv Amiti E-bike, pictured here, was stolen from Nanaimo Regional General Hospital while a worker was on shift the night of Aug. 16, say Nanaimo RCMP. (Submitted photo)
The show will go on, but possibly with some technical difficulties after Nanaimo Fringe Festival staff discovered rented sound and lighting gear valued at $7,000 was pilfered from a locked storage container on Gallery Row in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Photo submitted)

Show must go on, but Nanaimo Fringe Festival hit with equipment theft

GoFundMe set up to help recover costs of sound and lighting gear stolen in Old City Quarter

The show will go on, but possibly with some technical difficulties after Nanaimo Fringe Festival staff discovered rented sound and lighting gear valued at $7,000 was pilfered from a locked storage container on Gallery Row in Nanaimo’s Old City Quarter. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP have a set of golf clubs they would like to return to their owner. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP have a set of golf clubs they would like to return to their owner. (Photo submitted)
Staff of the Midas automotive centre at the Island Highway and Brechin Road clean up damage to the business following an overnight break-in and theft of two vehicles that were driven through the business’s service bay doors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Staff of the Midas automotive centre at the Island Highway and Brechin Road clean up damage to the business following an overnight break-in and theft of two vehicles that were driven through the business’s service bay doors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
There is a spike in “crimes of opportunity” in the summer and people should take appropriate measures, advises Nanaimo RCMP. (Black Press file photo)

Power tools among items stolen in ‘crimes of opportunity’ in Nanaimo

Spike in crimes of opportunity in summer, says Nanaimo RCMP, who offer advice on how to deter theft

There is a spike in “crimes of opportunity” in the summer and people should take appropriate measures, advises Nanaimo RCMP. (Black Press file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP hope to return tools believed stolen to their owner that were confiscated from the driver of an illegally parked car. (Photo submitted)

Suspected stolen tools seized from car after Nanaimo RCMP hear ‘nonsensical’ excuses from driver

Officer investigated after coming across illegally parked vehicle on Victoria Road

Nanaimo RCMP hope to return tools believed stolen to their owner that were confiscated from the driver of an illegally parked car. (Photo submitted)