Some homeowners in the 3600-block of Anderson Avenue awoke around 4 a.m. Monday to discover a man in their basement.
The thief ran from the house toward Bute Street once he was discovered, Port Alberni RCMP Cpl. Amelia Hayden said.
“Upon review of footage from the home security cameras, it was noted that there was also a woman involved in the break-in,” Hayden noted.
“The suspects had entered the home several times, over a one-hour period, stealing a few items on each occasion and carrying them out of the home only to return a few minutes later. The two suspects also entered the vehicles belonging to the homeowners as well as trying unsuccessfully to enter a neighbour’s residence.”
The man was wearing a red hoodie and is described as approximately 6 feet tall with a slender build and having short dark hair with a receding hairline. The woman was wearing a longer coat and a dress or skirt, she had a thin build, had short dark hair and walked with a limp.
Police are looking for witnesses and any available security camera footage or dash cam video between the hours of 2–6 a.m. Please contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424.