unsolved crimes

Anyone with information about this alleged crime is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. (File photo)

Thief steals shotgun and rifle after smashing vehicle window in downtown Nanaimo

Hotel guest had left weapons overnight in a case in the back seat of an SUV

 

The remains of a Nanaimo News Bulletin newspaper box came to rest at least two metres away from where the box had been located on Kilpatrick Road near Jingle Pot Road. An explosive device used to destroy the box was powerful enough to flatten the folded sheet metal. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Explosive device destroys Nanaimo News Bulletin newspaper box

Blast that flattened metal newspaper box rattled windows of nearby homes in East Wellington

 

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

 

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)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for two male suspects involved in a home invasion that happened at a condominium on the 700 block of Poplar Street Monday night. (File photo)

Victim struck with machete during home invasion in Nanaimo

Incident happened on Poplar Street on Monday night

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for two male suspects involved in a home invasion that happened at a condominium on the 700 block of Poplar Street Monday night. (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)
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)
A burglar broke into UBreakiFix on Rutherford Road last week and stole laptops, tablets, phones and parts. (Photos submitted)

Repair shop in north Nanaimo has computers and phones stolen in break-in

RCMP were on scene quickly at UBreakiFix but suspect had already made off with items

A burglar broke into UBreakiFix on Rutherford Road last week and stole laptops, tablets, phones and parts. (Photos submitted)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Thieves steal tools that had belonged to Nanaimo man who recently died

Items taken from Seventh Street property had ‘sentimental’ value to widow

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
A still from surveillance video showing a suspect allegedly stealing 29 pairs of sunglasses from Diamond Eyes Optical on Fifth Street in the wee hours Monday morning. (Photo submitted)

29 pairs of sunglasses stolen from Nanaimo business

Crime happened early Monday morning at Diamond Eyes Optical on Fifth Street

A still from surveillance video showing a suspect allegedly stealing 29 pairs of sunglasses from Diamond Eyes Optical on Fifth Street in the wee hours Monday morning. (Photo submitted)
Carmen Robinson was last seen getting off a bus in View Royal the evening of Dec. 8, 1973. Her case remains unsolved 47 years later. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Gone cold: Fate of B.C. teen remains a mystery, 47 years after her disappearance

Carmen Robinson, 17, was last seen exiting a bus near Victoria in December 1973

Carmen Robinson was last seen getting off a bus in View Royal the evening of Dec. 8, 1973. Her case remains unsolved 47 years later. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
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)
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)
Surveillance image of a suspect in a break-and-enter in Nanoose Bay on Oct. 20. (Submitted photo)

Suspect in Nanoose Bay uses garage door opener to get into home, takes keys, steals truck

Oceanside RCMP ask for public’s help to try to identify suspect

Surveillance image of a suspect in a break-and-enter in Nanoose Bay on Oct. 20. (Submitted photo)
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)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a woman who allegedly threw hot coffee on a McDonald’s employee. (News Bulletin photo)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP still looking for woman who threw coffee at worker after already receiving refund

Police asking for information in investigation that could lead to assault charges

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a woman who allegedly threw hot coffee on a McDonald’s employee. (News Bulletin photo)
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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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Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

Nanaimo RCMP wonder if ‘bad karma’ is coming for Buddha thief

Statuette stolen from Commercial Street business earlier this week

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.