theft

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Thief steals children’s backpacks from Nanaimo daycare

Suspect rode a yellow mountain bike and made off with backpacks hanging on fence

 

An excavator was stolen from a rural property south of Nanaimo this month, say police. (Photos submitted)

Excavator stolen from property in Nanaimo’s Extension area

Bobcat Mini believed to have been stolen between Nov. 12-14

 

Saanich Police Service Dog Grimm and his handler successfully located and arrested two male suspects after a robbery at a Burnside Road West convenience store. (Saanich Police/Twitter)

Saanich K9 handler, dog make double arrest after armed robbery

Two men in custody after armed robbery at Burnside Road West convenience store

 

Surveillance footage from Chocolate Tofino shows a thief breaking into the popular West Coast chocolate shop.

Surveillance footage shows thief break into Chocolate Tofino

“The losses were negligible based on the actions of my staff,” Cam Shaw told the Westerly News.

Surveillance footage from Chocolate Tofino shows a thief breaking into the popular West Coast chocolate shop.
Brittney McLaren, who is six months pregnant, was planning to go for her ultrasound appointment Monday morning, but found herself defending one of her cannabis plants from a man with a machete who was attempting to steal it. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Would-be cannabis plant thief swings machete at pregnant woman in Nanaimo

Victim unhurt, but police hope public can help track down suspect

Brittney McLaren, who is six months pregnant, was planning to go for her ultrasound appointment Monday morning, but found herself defending one of her cannabis plants from a man with a machete who was attempting to steal it. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are issuing a warning about parcel theft incidents and offering advice on how to prevent deliveries from being stolen. (Stock photo)

Police issue warning after parcels go missing from Vancouver Island doorsteps

Nanaimo RCMP offer tips on how to prevent parcels from being stolen

Nanaimo RCMP are issuing a warning about parcel theft incidents and offering advice on how to prevent deliveries from being stolen. (Stock photo)
The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Original drums recovered amid offers to replace stolen Chemainus church set

Chemainus United Church grateful for actions of a caring community

The Chemainus United Church has been subjected to three break-ins and thefts in less than four years. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Following a copper wire theft at Merle Logan Field at Beban Park in Nanaimo, police have announced a 31-year-old man has been arrested. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)

Suspect arrested in Nanaimo after wire theft from Merle Logan Field

Nanaimo RCMP say 31-year-old man faces possession of stolen property charges

Following a copper wire theft at Merle Logan Field at Beban Park in Nanaimo, police have announced a 31-year-old man has been arrested. (Chris Bush/Nanaimo News Bulletin)
Truck and trailer used by the suspect to steal approximately $230,000 worth of beef from JBS meat packing plant. Photo supplied by Brooks RCMP.

From beef and hot tubs to shellfish, cargo theft a growing concern in Canada

Household items, including food, are the most common type of stolen cargo

Truck and trailer used by the suspect to steal approximately $230,000 worth of beef from JBS meat packing plant. Photo supplied by Brooks RCMP.
Chemainus United Church serves the community well, but has been subjected to all-too-frequent break-ins and thefts. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Good Samaritan replaces drum set stolen from Chemainus United Church

Theft occurred on either Friday or Saturday night on the long weekend

Chemainus United Church serves the community well, but has been subjected to all-too-frequent break-ins and thefts. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Police in Nanaimo are investigating after a safe was stolen during a break-and-enter at the Gas N Go station on Turner Road. (Photo submitted)

Man in mask and bandana breaks into Nanaimo business, steals safe

Crime happened at Gas N Go gas station on Turner Road last week

Police in Nanaimo are investigating after a safe was stolen during a break-and-enter at the Gas N Go station on Turner Road. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a B.C. Ambulance medical kit and the person who allegedly took it after it went missing during an early morning medical aid call in south Nanaimo. (Photos submitted)

Ambulance medical kit stolen while paramedics respond to call in Nanaimo

Theft happened early Monday in 700 block of Nicol Street

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a B.C. Ambulance medical kit and the person who allegedly took it after it went missing during an early morning medical aid call in south Nanaimo. (Photos submitted)
The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Drum set stolen from small community church

Theft occurred on either Friday or Saturday night on the long weekend in Chemainus

The Chemainus United Church is continually being targeted by thieves. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Tofino Nature Kids owner Heather Fleming leads local youth through ‘Circle Time’ activities, where the kids make introductions, share gratitude, sing songs and learn the camp’s rules all while sharing a laugh. (Rachel Hirst photo)

Community’s love covers heartless theft from Tofino Nature Kids

“People were super shocked that someone would reach that low to be stealing from kids.”

Tofino Nature Kids owner Heather Fleming leads local youth through ‘Circle Time’ activities, where the kids make introductions, share gratitude, sing songs and learn the camp’s rules all while sharing a laugh. (Rachel Hirst photo)
Heather Boggs was delighted to receive two of her three stolen gnomes back into her hands on Sunday morning after they were stolen outside her Langford home in mid-July in the middle of the night. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Stolen gnomes returned to Langford woman with apology note

Theft was a game of truth or dare that got out of hand, says note

Heather Boggs was delighted to receive two of her three stolen gnomes back into her hands on Sunday morning after they were stolen outside her Langford home in mid-July in the middle of the night. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
View Royal Mayor David Screech found himself victimized this week by a CERB scammer who managed to access Screech’s Canada Revenue Agency account. (File photo)

Vancouver Island mayor hacked by CERB identity theft scammer

View Royal’s David Screech shocked to find CRA account accessed, banking information changed

View Royal Mayor David Screech found himself victimized this week by a CERB scammer who managed to access Screech’s Canada Revenue Agency account. (File photo)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify the suspect behind the theft of a large travel trailer from a Lantzville business that happened July 18. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP looking for travel trailer and the suspect who stole it

Theft from Lantzville business caught on security video

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify the suspect behind the theft of a large travel trailer from a Lantzville business that happened July 18. (Photo submitted)
Two gnomes and a turtle were stolen from a Langford woman’s property in the 900-block of Walfred Road in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 16. (Courtesy of Heather Boggs)

Gnome stolen from Langford home was a gift for completing chemotherapy

One of the gnomes was a gift for completing chemotherapy

Two gnomes and a turtle were stolen from a Langford woman’s property in the 900-block of Walfred Road in the early morning hours of Thursday, July 16. (Courtesy of Heather Boggs)
Saanich police arrested a suspect in connection to a hydraulic rescue pump stolen from a Saanich fire engine outside the Pearkes Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)

Arrest made after hydraulic rescue pump stolen from temporary Saanich fire hall

VicPD K-9 unit called in to help locate suspect, stolen equipment

Saanich police arrested a suspect in connection to a hydraulic rescue pump stolen from a Saanich fire engine outside the Pearkes Rec Centre. (Black Press Media file photo)
West Shore RCMP is in the process of returning over $30,000 worth of stolen items recovered from a storage unit in Saanich. (West Shore RCMP photo)
West Shore RCMP is in the process of returning over $30,000 worth of stolen items recovered from a storage unit in Saanich. (West Shore RCMP photo)