Female breaks into 2 Bait cars in the same night


2017-11-24 12:35 PST

File # 2017-39446

At approximately 5:40 am on Wednesday November 22, 2017 the Nanaimo RCMP were alerted to a theft from a Bait Car parked in central Nanaimo. As Bait Cars have a covert video recording system, attending officers were able to review the video and were provided with a description of the suspect and the item taken. 16 minutes later Nanaimo RCMP was advised of a second Bait car activation; a review of the video determined it was the same suspect from the first reported theft.

Within three minutes officers had located and arrested the suspect. A search of items in her possession revealed the item taken from the first Bait car theft. Also found were several pieces of Government identification and mail from nearby residences. Of interest was a note found, investigators refer to as her shopping list. The shopping list is basically a wish list of items her friends want stolen from vehicles. Investigators often find similar lists when car thieves are arrested. Some of the items on the list included underwear, makeup, speakers, and compression socks and size 10 Nike hightops. (Copy of shopping list attached)

Shopping list

33 year old Kimberly TAYLOR of Nanaimo was arrested for Possession of Stolen Property and held in custody. Later that same day TAYLOR was released on Recognizance of Bail for one count of Possession of Stolen Property, with her first court appearance set for Tuesday December 5, 2017.

The Bait Car program is very effective in reducing theft of vehicles and theft from vehicles, said Inspector Brian MacDonald, the officer in charge of BC's Auto Crime police - IMPACT. This arrest points to the strong commitment to the Bait Car program by Nanaimo Detachment and other Vancouver Island police agencies. Would be thieves are warned - Bait Cars are everywhere!

Bait cars can be anywhere at any time and come in all sizes- small, medium and large cars and trucks, and are a proven and effective deterrent to theft of autos, said Constable Gary O'Brien.

To find out how to protect your vehicle from theft go to Baitcar.com or follow @officialbaitcar on Twitter

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Cst. Gary O'Brien

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Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
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