Nanaimo RCMP warn that people are ‘prowling’ around late at night looking to steal

Police say incidents were reported in the hospital area and the Departure Bay neighbourhood

Police are advising members of the public to be aware that people are prowling around certain areas of Nanaimo at night with criminal intentions.

According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, there were “a number of incidents of persons prowling through carports and trying door handles to vehicles” in the hospital area and in the Departure Bay neighbourhood last week, with most of the incidents happening around 2:30-4 a.m.

“This is good reminder to ensure your vehicles doors and windows are locked and all valuables removed, which includes wallets, which are often overlooked,” the press release noted.

RCMP suggest that people keep an eye out in their neighbourhoods and if a person or vehicle causes concern, residents should call the Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

READ ALSO: Nanaimo suspect tries and fails to ram his body through glass doors of seniors’ home

READ ALSO: Suspect allegedly happens upon ATM with card still inside, withdraws $1,000



editor@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

RCMP

Just Posted

‘I’m pissed, I’m outraged’: Federal minister calls out police violence against Indigenous people

Indigenous Minister Marc Miller spoke on recent incidents, including fatal shooting of a B.C. woman

Vancouver Island’s current COVID-19 case count officially hits zero

Of the 130 recorded Island Health cases, five people have died, 125 recovered

B.C. Human Rights Tribunal to hear blind community’s case against Victoria bus stops

The Canadian Federation of the Blind says bike lanes can be dangerous

Point-guard lobs no-look, three-pointer for Oak Bay High video

Trick-shot only took three times, says Oak Bay teen

Name of victims ‘ripped down’ from Victoria display

Organizers feel the act is ‘malicious’

MAP: Dr. Henry reveals which B.C. regions have seen most COVID-19 cases

B.C. health officials release a first look at how the novel coronavirus has reached all corners of the province

Plan in place for BC Ferries to start increasing service levels

Ferry corporation reaches temporary service level agreement with province

B.C. starts to see employment return under COVID-19 rules

Jobless rate for young people still over 20% in May

Kelowna Mountie on desk duty following ‘aggressive’ arrest

The officer involved in an arrest that took place on May 30 in Kelowna has been placed on administrative duties

Protests shift to memorializing George Floyd amid push for change

‘There is something better on the other side of this,’ says Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom

Limit gun capacity to five bullets, victims group urges Trudeau government

Current limits are generally five bullets for hunting rifles and shotguns and 10 for handguns.

COVID-19: Closed B.C. businesses allowed to sell liquor stock

Sales allowed to other licensees that can reopen

Trudeau to offer premiers billions to help reopen the economy safely

Making a difference in municipalities is a pricey proposition

Vancouver Island First Nations gather to remember woman fatally shot by police

Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council requests an independent investigation

Most Read