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Nanaimo RCMP calling for leads in crimes

Nanaimo RCMP are still looking for leads in several cases which have remained unsolved this month. 

Police remain open to hearing any leads which could lead to an arrest in several thefts as well as break-and-enter cases. 

According to the Nanaimo RCMP website, the cases all happened last week, and some of them are highlighted below.  

Sunday, June 11: 

Break and enter, theft, and mischief 

Police say a window at Hammond Bay Elementary was smashed which allowed the suspect(s) to get into a portable classroom. It is believed the suspect(s) made off with a number of C-lighting chargers leaving some graffiti on the whiteboard before leaving.  

Theft of kayaks 

Police were called to the 3900 block of Hammond Road where two kayaks were stolen from the backyard of a home.  

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Police say the kayaks were covered with a tarp but were not locked up. The first kayak is a 10-foot yellow Heronext with an Old Town sticker, and the second is a 10-foot red and white Pelican Quest. There were no serial numbers or other identifying marks on the kayaks. 

Theft of bicycle 

A bike is believed to have been stolen from the 500 block of Fifth Street. 

Police say the bike was stolen from the backyard of a home and is an orange and black Giant. The bike has two front sprockets but no shifter for the front gears.  

Thursday, June 15: 

Break and enter 

Police are trying to locate suspects after $7,500 worth of tools were stolen from a sea can container on Black Diamond Drive at Jingle Pot Road.  

The tools taken consisted of a grinder, impact drills, sockets, transit levels and safety vests.  

Friday, June 16: 

Theft from a vehicle 

Nanaimo RCMP say a grey Volvo was broken into in the over hours in the 200 block of Terminal Avenue. 

The vehicle had its back window smashed out and a grey suitcase, with wheels, was stolen. 

Saturday, June 17: 

Break and enter 

Police are looking for a suspect who stole a laptop from a home in the 500 block of Northumberland St.  

The homeowner told police she stepped out for approximately ten minutes and when she returned her laptop was missing.  

Police say there was no sign of forced entry, and the owner is puzzled on how the suspect(s) got inside. 

Sunday, June 18: 

Break and enter 

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who allegedly entered a unit at 111 Wall Street and emptied the contents of a homeowner’s wallet. 

Police say the suspect made off with keys, some cash and credit cards.  

Theft from a vehicle 

At approximately 10 p.m. a Dodge Charger parked on Campbell Street was broken into.  

Police say a Canadian passport and a Harley Davidson helmet was taken from the vehicle.  

Theft from a vehicle 

Police responded to a call just before midnight to the 4100 block of Ross Road where a homeowner scared off two teenage boys from his carport.  

Police say the caller realized later one of his vehicles had been broken into and several items were taken. 

The owner says two non-descript watches and a white gold ring with a red ruby stone were taken from the vehicle.  

Police say the suspects left behind a black Apple iPhone and a grey ballcap. Police seized both items. 

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