theft

An excavator was stolen from a rural property south of Nanaimo this month, say police. (Photos submitted)

Excavator stolen from property in Nanaimo’s Extension area

Bobcat Mini believed to have been stolen between Nov. 12-14

An excavator was stolen from a rural property south of Nanaimo this month, say police. (Photos submitted)
Police hope the public can help identify a suspect who allegedly stole a poppy donation can from a Tim Hortons restaurant in Nanaimo on Remembrance Day. (Photo submitted)

Thief in Nanaimo steals poppy donation can on Remembrance Day

RCMP express ‘outrage’ at Nov. 11 theft from Tim Hortons location

Police hope the public can help identify a suspect who allegedly stole a poppy donation can from a Tim Hortons restaurant in Nanaimo on Remembrance Day. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye open for jewelry, watches and other items that were stolen from a residence on Manhattan Way in Lantzville recently. (Photo submitted)

Watches, rings, ID and other items stolen from Lantzville home

Nanaimo RCMP want the public to be on the lookout for items taken in recent break-and-enter

Nanaimo RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye open for jewelry, watches and other items that were stolen from a residence on Manhattan Way in Lantzville recently. (Photo submitted)
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Nanaimo RCMP investigating four break-ins in a 24-hour span

Public asked for tips after thefts from storage facilities, spa and government office

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Brittney McLaren, who is six months pregnant, was planning to go for her ultrasound appointment Monday morning, but found herself defending one of her cannabis plants from a man with a machete who was attempting to steal it. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Would-be cannabis plant thief swings machete at pregnant woman in Nanaimo

Victim unhurt, but police hope public can help track down suspect

Brittney McLaren, who is six months pregnant, was planning to go for her ultrasound appointment Monday morning, but found herself defending one of her cannabis plants from a man with a machete who was attempting to steal it. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are issuing a warning about parcel theft incidents and offering advice on how to prevent deliveries from being stolen. (Stock photo)

Police issue warning after parcels go missing from Nanaimo doorsteps

Nanaimo RCMP offer tips on how to prevent parcels from being stolen

Nanaimo RCMP are issuing a warning about parcel theft incidents and offering advice on how to prevent deliveries from being stolen. (Stock photo)
Following a copper wire theft at Merle Logan Field at Beban Park in Nanaimo, police have announced a 31-year-old man has been arrested. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Suspect arrested in Nanaimo after wire theft from Merle Logan Field

Nanaimo RCMP say 31-year-old man faces possession of stolen property charges

Following a copper wire theft at Merle Logan Field at Beban Park in Nanaimo, police have announced a 31-year-old man has been arrested. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Lee Shaw, left, and Taj Powar of Shaw Electrical Services repair wiring at the base of one of the field light towers as Jeff Woodthorpe, with City of Nanaimo parks operations utility division, and Shaw discuss the extent of the damage caused by thieves at Merle Logan Field Thursday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Thieves steal hundreds of feet of copper wire from Merle Logan field

Turf fields at Beban Park in Nanaimo closed for several days after theft, estimated $20,000 in damage

Lee Shaw, left, and Taj Powar of Shaw Electrical Services repair wiring at the base of one of the field light towers as Jeff Woodthorpe, with City of Nanaimo parks operations utility division, and Shaw discuss the extent of the damage caused by thieves at Merle Logan Field Thursday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Truck and trailer used by the suspect to steal approximately $230,000 worth of beef from JBS meat packing plant. Photo supplied by Brooks RCMP.

From beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada

Household items, including food, are the most common type of stolen cargo

Truck and trailer used by the suspect to steal approximately $230,000 worth of beef from JBS meat packing plant. Photo supplied by Brooks RCMP.
Police in Nanaimo are investigating after a safe was stolen during a break-and-enter at the Gas N Go station on Turner Road. (Photo submitted)

Man in mask and bandana breaks into Nanaimo business, steals safe

Crime happened at Gas N Go gas station on Turner Road last week

Police in Nanaimo are investigating after a safe was stolen during a break-and-enter at the Gas N Go station on Turner Road. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a B.C. Ambulance medical kit and the person who allegedly took it after it went missing during an early morning medical aid call in south Nanaimo. (Photos submitted)

Ambulance medical kit stolen while paramedics respond to call in Nanaimo

Theft happened early Monday in 700 block of Nicol Street

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a B.C. Ambulance medical kit and the person who allegedly took it after it went missing during an early morning medical aid call in south Nanaimo. (Photos submitted)
The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Drum set stolen from small community church

Theft occurred on either Friday or Saturday night on the long weekend in Chemainus

The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Nanaimo RCMP are advising people that park their cars overnight in the Nanaimo River Road area about numerous theft incidents. (Submitted photo)

Nanaimo River Road ‘hotspot’ for theft from vehicles, says RCMP

Over dozen reports of theft in past month, say Nanaimo RCMP, many victims were headed to backcountry

Nanaimo RCMP are advising people that park their cars overnight in the Nanaimo River Road area about numerous theft incidents. (Submitted photo)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify the suspect behind the theft of a large travel trailer from a Lantzville business that happened July 18. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP looking for travel trailer and the suspect who stole it

Theft from Lantzville business caught on security video

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify the suspect behind the theft of a large travel trailer from a Lantzville business that happened July 18. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them recover specialty tools and equipment stolen from a B.C. forestry truck. (Photos submitted)

Tools and equipment stolen from B.C. ministry of forests truck in Nanaimo

RCMP turn to public to help retrieve thousands of dollarsworth of specialty tools and supplies

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them recover specialty tools and equipment stolen from a B.C. forestry truck. (Photos submitted)
Bike stolen from backyard in Nanaimo

Bike stolen from backyard in Nanaimo

GT Transeo hybrid bike taken from home on Arbot Road

Bike stolen from backyard in Nanaimo
Police in Nanaimo have listed Yeezy and Gucci shoes valued at hundreds of dollars among items taken in a break-and-enter at a residence in Harewood on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Expensive shoes stolen in break-and-enter in Nanaimo

Several pairs of Gucci and Yeezy shoes worth hundreds of dollars taken in break-in June 8

Police in Nanaimo have listed Yeezy and Gucci shoes valued at hundreds of dollars among items taken in a break-and-enter at a residence in Harewood on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo have turned to the public to help find an inflatable boat stolen from a property south of Nanaimo over the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP ask people to keep an eye out for stolen boat

Craft went missing from property on Wilkinson Road south of Nanaimo over weekend

Police in Nanaimo have turned to the public to help find an inflatable boat stolen from a property south of Nanaimo over the weekend. (Photo submitted)
A concrete gargoyle statue that went missing from a backyard in south Nanaimo May 27, has resumed watching over the property from his former perch atop a water fountain. (Photo submitted)

Stolen gargoyle returns to its perch in Nanaimo’s south end

Petey, a concrete gargoyle statue, was returned by police after City of Nanaimo crew found it

A concrete gargoyle statue that went missing from a backyard in south Nanaimo May 27, has resumed watching over the property from his former perch atop a water fountain. (Photo submitted)
Thief in Nanaimo spends two hours stealing children’s shoes through mail slot

Thief in Nanaimo spends two hours stealing children’s shoes through mail slot

Incident happened last week at Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization’s centre on Needham Street

Thief in Nanaimo spends two hours stealing children’s shoes through mail slot