Nanaimo RCMP say they were contacted by a Good Samaritan in late December who told investigators they were given the camera and lens as a Christmas gift.

However, the gift came from a person who they know is actively involved in property related crimes throughout Nanaimo.

Based on that, they felt they could not keep the gift and decided to turn it over to the RCMP.

Investigators haven’t had any luck tracking the owner through the serial number’s or model number for the camera or lens and are hoping someone might know the rightful owner.