theft

Police in Nanaimo are turning to the public for help identifying two men suspected of a break-and-enter attempt at a Nicol Street apartment building. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP looking for two men suspected of a break-and-enter attempt

Security camera snapped images in Nicol Street apartment building parking lot

Police in Nanaimo are turning to the public for help identifying two men suspected of a break-and-enter attempt at a Nicol Street apartment building. (Photo submitted)
A Nanaimo man is offering a $300 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who broke into his SUV and stole components from his drone. (News Bulletin file photo)

Drone owner offering reward after components stolen from his vehicle in Nanaimo

Vehicle break-in happened last month on Departure Bay Road

A Nanaimo man is offering a $300 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person who broke into his SUV and stole components from his drone. (News Bulletin file photo)
Darcy Rhodes (left) says his grandfather’s bonsai trees are his ‘babies.’ (Courtesy of Tamara Bond)
Darcy Rhodes (left) says his grandfather’s bonsai trees are his ‘babies.’ (Courtesy of Tamara Bond)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help locate a guitar and travel bag stolen from a vehicle in a downtown hotel parking lot. (Photo submitted)

Gibson guitar, Louis Vuitton bag stolen from vehicle in Nanaimo

Items taken from car in Coast Bastion Hotel parking lot last week

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help locate a guitar and travel bag stolen from a vehicle in a downtown hotel parking lot. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)

Nanaimo sex shop out $1,200 in merchandise after suspect steals ‘colossal’ product

Suspect smashed window of Whispers Adult Superstore overnight Feb. 21

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)
The RCMP hope the public can help identify a man and a woman who allegedly shoplifted merchandise from the Cabela’s store in Nanaimo last week. (Photo submitted)

Suspects steal walkie-talkies from Nanaimo sporting goods store

Incident happened Thursday, Feb. 4 at Cabela’s

The RCMP hope the public can help identify a man and a woman who allegedly shoplifted merchandise from the Cabela’s store in Nanaimo last week. (Photo submitted)
A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Anti-masker accused of threatening employee with baton after stealing apple: Vancouver police

Officers say they found the suspect trying to break into a compound later that night

A Vancouver Police Department patch is seen on an officer’s uniform as she makes a phone call. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
Nanaimo RCMP used a single bait bike to lure two thieves to their arrests for possession of stolen property in downtown Nanaimo on Thursday. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP used a single bait bike to lure two thieves to their arrests for possession of stolen property in downtown Nanaimo on Thursday. (File photo)
Thieves stole a wood splitter and an old Ford pickup to carry it from Green Thumb Nursery in Nanaimo, but the truck’s owners told police they don’t think the unlicensed vehicle, in poor mechanical condition, is capable of going far. (File photo)

Thieves take wood splitter and beat-up truck from Nanaimo nursery

Green Thumb Nursery security cameras triggered as truck driven out business’ main gate

Thieves stole a wood splitter and an old Ford pickup to carry it from Green Thumb Nursery in Nanaimo, but the truck’s owners told police they don’t think the unlicensed vehicle, in poor mechanical condition, is capable of going far. (File photo)
A Fortis utility truck was stolen from the site of a gas line break on Brechin Road on Tuesday and driven all the way to Campbell River where a 22-year-old suspect was arrested. (Photo courtesy Joy Livingstone)

Man steals utility truck from scene of gas leak, drives it from Nanaimo to Campbell River

Truck’s flashing amber lights made it ‘very easy to follow,’ say RCMP

A Fortis utility truck was stolen from the site of a gas line break on Brechin Road on Tuesday and driven all the way to Campbell River where a 22-year-old suspect was arrested. (Photo courtesy Joy Livingstone)
RCMP chalked up two arrests just minutes after setting bait bike traps in Nanaimo. (File photo)

Bait bike stolen seven minutes after being left unattended in Nanaimo

Two suspects nabbed after Nanaimo RCMP set bait bike traps earlier this month

RCMP chalked up two arrests just minutes after setting bait bike traps in Nanaimo. (File photo)
Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied

RCMP asking Vancouver Island residents to watch for stolen generator

Vehicle may have been travelling on Highway 19

Comox Valley RCMP are looking for witnesses after the theft of a generator worth thousands of dollars. Photo supplied
(Black Press Media files)

Woman steals bottles of wine after brandishing stun baton in New Westminster

Police say the female suspect was wearing a beige trench coat with fur lining

(Black Press Media files)
Police in Nanaimo hope to find the owner of a Giant Reign mountain bike that was seized after a man was spotted riding it without a helmet on the wrong side of the road on Christmas Eve. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP suspicious to find expensive bike covered in layer of duct tape

Police looking for owner of Giant Reign mountain bike that they believe was stolen

Police in Nanaimo hope to find the owner of a Giant Reign mountain bike that was seized after a man was spotted riding it without a helmet on the wrong side of the road on Christmas Eve. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for tips after a suspect allegedly stole a blender from Real Canadian Superstore and then threatened an employee when confronted. (Photo submitted)

Alleged appliance thief threatens employee when confronted at Nanaimo store

Suspected shoplifter stole blender from Real Canadian Superstore this past weekend

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for tips after a suspect allegedly stole a blender from Real Canadian Superstore and then threatened an employee when confronted. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are interested in speaking with two people, not named as suspects, following a theft of a purse from a vehicle parked on Cavan Street. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP interested in talking to two people after car window smashed, purse stolen

Man and woman aren’t named as suspects, but were seen on security video following Cavan Street crime

Nanaimo RCMP are interested in speaking with two people, not named as suspects, following a theft of a purse from a vehicle parked on Cavan Street. (Photos submitted)
Two people suspected of stealing parcels delivered to residences in Nanaimo were arrested on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP arrest alleged ‘porch pirates’ after parcel thefts

Home security video, tips and investigative work leads to male and female suspects

Two people suspected of stealing parcels delivered to residences in Nanaimo were arrested on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a woman who was caught on camera allegedly stealing a parcel from a porch in central Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: ‘Porch pirate’ strikes in alleged parcel theft from Nanaimo home

Nanaimo RCMP releasing video in hopes the public can help identify theft suspect

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a woman who was caught on camera allegedly stealing a parcel from a porch in central Nanaimo. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo RCMP have a variety of tools seized during a traffic stop and would like to return them to their rightful owner. (Photo submitted)
The Nanaimo RCMP have a variety of tools seized during a traffic stop and would like to return them to their rightful owner. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Thief steals children’s backpacks from Nanaimo daycare

Suspect rode a yellow mountain bike and made off with backpacks hanging on fence

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)