Resident loses $30,000 to virus pop up scam — Oceanside Crime Report March 27–April 2

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During this time period the Oceanside RCMP received 194 complaints, including a resident scammed out of over $30,000 responding to a Microsoft virus pop up and allowing remote access to their computer on March 28.

Break and enter

-A business break and enter was reported in the 1300 block of Alberni Highway, Parksville, on March 27. Damage to the front door was noted and merchandise was strewn about.

-A storage locker break and enter was reported in the 1500 block of Grafton Avenue, Errington, on April 1.

Scam

-A resident was scammed out of over $30,000 after responding to a Microsoft virus pop up and allowing remote access to their computer on March 28.

Vehicle theft

-A vehicle was reported stolen in the 600 block of Foxtail Avenue, Parksville, on March 30. Vehicle was recovered by police eight hours later.

Theft

-A garden gnome and cement butterfly were reported stolen from a property in the 600 block of Avon Place, Qualicum Beach, on March 27.

-A Standard Horizon HX 40 marine VHF radio, MSR Dragon Fly camping stove and MSR Hubba tent were some of the items reported stolen from a property in the 600 block of Redwood Drive, Qualicum Beach, on March 27.

-Two prawn traps and a 5-gallon gas can were reported stolen from a property in the 600 block of Redwood Drive, Qualicum Beach, on March 28. The gas can was recovered a short distance away.

-Two white and black RadRover 6 Plus electric bicycles were reported stolen in the 400 block of Wembley Road, Parksville on March 28.

-A large black Terracotta pot, 2 ft. in diameter, with a bamboo plant was reported stolen from a front porch in the 600 block of Redwood Drive, Qualicum Beach, on March 28.

-Twelve 16” paving stones were reported stolen from a property in the 1200 block of Saturna Drive, Parksville, on March 30.

-A concrete statue of a lady and a green-coloured carboy were reported stolen from a property in the 400 block of Dogwood Road, Qualicum Beach, on March 31.

-A 3 ft. tall metal giraffe valued at $300 was reported stolen in the 300 block of Church Road, Parksville, on April 1.

Vandalism

-A vehicle window was reported broken in the 100 block of Island Highway West, Parksville, on March 29.

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