Police ask for info on unsolved crimes between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7 in Nanaimo

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Stolen Parcels (Nanaimo file # 2020-36301)

Two parcels were stolen from the front step of a home in Nanaimo on Oct.2. RCMP said the parcels were taken from the 500 block of Kennedy St. and consisted of cat accessories and a variety of spatulas.

“Probably not what the criminals were looking for but nevertheless, a theft is a theft,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, media relations officer for Nanaimo RCMP in a media release.

When ordering parcels to your home, if you cannot be there to pick them up, have them delivered to another address or left at the mailing depot, O’Brien said. 

Mid Island Homes Theft ( Nanaimo file # 2020-36722)

A storage shed located at Mid Island Homes was broken into and various items, estimated to be worth $3,000 were taken, according to RCMP.

The suspect rifled through the shed, stealing plywood, a heating unit, furnace coil and plumbing fixtures, during the night on Oct. 6, police said.

Stolen Buddha (Nanaimo file # 2020-36536)

A small Buddha decoration was stolen from Red Shelf Décor, RCMP said. The owner suspects an adult female, who uses a walker to get around and has long dark-brown hair is responsible for the theft.

“Maybe someone should tell this lady about messing with a Buddha and bad karma. Rub their bellies to your heart’s content, but make sure you pay for them,” said O’Brien.

The theft occurred on Oct. 4 at 123 Commercial St.

Beban Break-In (Nanaimo file # 2020-36746 and 2020- 36856)

Tools were stolen from Arts Collaborative, at the Beban Park Recreation Centre. 

On Oct. 6, a bag of Dewalt hand tools was stolen when suspects entered through the back door of the centre. 

The next day, suspects pried the door open and entered again, this time stealing a red storage container containing various hand tools.

“There doesn’t seem to be much left to steal, however efforts are being made to reinforce the door and to explore the possibility of installing security cameras,” said O’Brien. 

Sushi Theft (Nanaimo file # 2020-28827)

An unknown male stole fresh sushi and chopsticks from Thrifty Foods at Port Place Mall on Oct. 7, RCMP said. 

“Stealing sushi is bad enough but didn’t his mother ever tell him never to run with sharp objects in your hands. Someone really needs to have a chat with this guy,” said O’Brien.

The suspect, who was last seen running towards the Nanaimo Museum, is described as Caucasian, around 25-years-old and wearing a blue hoody, RCMP said.

Bike Theft (Nanaimo file # 2020-36248)

A mountain bike was stolen from outside Tim Hortons at the Rock City Plaza, along with a black helmet, RCMP said. The bike is a green Kona hard-tail with red pedals and was taken around 3:30 in the afternoon of Oct. 2.

If you have information on any of these unsolved crimes, RCMP ask you call its non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote the associated file number.

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