Nanaimo RCMP is investigating the theft of an excavator from a rural property on Corsini Road, south of Nanaimo.
Police said the owner believes the theft may have occurred between Nov. 12 and 14. The excavator is operated with a punch pad and once started, it could have easily been driven onto a nearby logging road, then transported away by a flat deck or other means, according to RCMP.
The excavator is a 2012 E35 Bobcat Mini, with rubber tracks and with the serial number AFM101239. ‘Southside’ and a phone number of 250-591-1510 are written on the cab in bright orange paint.
Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-42281.