Crimes of the week September 11th to September 16th
2019-09-19 08:47 PDT
File # 2019 Unsolved Crimes
- Nanaimo file # 2019-36358 Sometime overnight on Tuesday September 10th an unlocked vehicle parked in a 6000 block of Icarus St was broken into. Thieves made off with a GPS Garmin. Folks: Please lock your vehicles and remove all valuables. GPS are often overlooked by vehicle owners but not by thieves, who target these items.
- Nanaimo RCMP file # 2019-36263 Sometime during the evening of Tuesday September 10th a vehicle parked in the 3300 block of Uplands Drive was broken into. The vehicle may have been unlocked as there was no damage to the locks. Taken was the owners wallet which contained a cheque book and all of their ID. Costly mistake and easily preventable.
- Nanaimo RCMP file # 2019-36445 Sometime between 4 am and 5 am on Wednesday September 11th, 2019 a vehicle parked in the 700 block of Oakley St was broken into. Suspects stole loose change and a black Samsung Galaxy lite tablet. Later that same day, the suspects attempted to purchase items online using the stolen tablet. We all need to be vigilant and check our vehicles before retiring for the night, to ensure all valuables are removed. All you can do is reduce the opportunity of being targeted.
- Nanaimo file # 2019-36522 Sometime between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm on Wednesday September 11th a home in the 400 block of Selby St was broken into. The rear door was found pried open allowing for access. Some general mischief occurred to the residence and taken was a 40" Samsung TV, a 32" TV (Make and Model unknown) and a Dell computer tower.
- Nanaimo RCMP file # 2019-36600 Sometime overnight on Thursday September 12th, Chapman Motors on Fraser St was broken into. A large rock was thrown through a window allowing for entry. Taken was a small amount of cash, coffee machine and a computer laptop. In recent weeks a number of commercial businesses have been broken into and the only item taken was cash. Businesses should re-examine their practice of leaving any amount of cash overnight. This should also be backed up with signage visibly posted in visible areas on the front of the business stating No Cash on Site.
- Nanaimo RCMP file # 2019-362722 At approximately 1:40 am on Friday September 13th a break and enter occurred at Fascinating Rhythm on Commercial St. The front glass door had been broken and pushed back, allowing for entry. Thieves attempted to take a poppy donation can but were prevented from doing so as it had been secured with zap straps. Three guitars were grabbed from the wall but only two were stolen. Investigators hope to have video surveillance of the suspect(s) leaving the business and running up Commercial St.
- Nanaimo RCMP File # 2019-36990 At approximately 3 pm on Saturday September 14th several individuals decided to stuff gorge themselves at a local restaurant then, when the bill arrived, fled. The dash and dine took place at Umai Sushi located at 4575 Rutherford Road. Employees told police the suspects, two males and one female, appeared to have it planned out as they sat near the door and avoided eye contact with the servers. After committing their Sin of gluttony on a vast array of sushi, they asked for the left overs to be wrapped up. When the food was brought back to their table, they bee-lined it for the exit. There was no video surveillance and staff were only able to provide a limited description of the suspects. All were Caucasian, one of the two males had blonde hair while the lone female, also had blonde hair and was wearing a scarf.
- Nanaimo RCMP File #2019-37205 Sometime overnight on Monday September 16th Bunny and Kitten Bakery, located at 306 Fitzwilliam St was broken into. Video surveillance showed a male wearing black and blue jeans coming through the smashed front window, then going straight to the till, knocking it on the floor then leaving through the broken window.
If you have any information on these crimes, call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.
Cst. Gary O'BrienMedia Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
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