theft

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)
Police in Nanaimo have listed Yeezy and Gucci shoes valued at hundreds of dollars among items taken in a break-and-enter at a residence in Harewood on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Expensive shoes stolen in break-and-enter in Nanaimo

Several pairs of Gucci and Yeezy shoes worth hundreds of dollars taken in break-in June 8

Police in Nanaimo have listed Yeezy and Gucci shoes valued at hundreds of dollars among items taken in a break-and-enter at a residence in Harewood on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
A concrete gargoyle statue that went missing from a backyard in south Nanaimo May 27, has resumed watching over the property from his former perch atop a water fountain. (Photo submitted)

Stolen gargoyle returns to its perch on central Vancouver Island yard

Petey, a concrete gargoyle statue, was returned by Nanaimo RCMP after being found by city crew

A concrete gargoyle statue that went missing from a backyard in south Nanaimo May 27, has resumed watching over the property from his former perch atop a water fountain. (Photo submitted)
Thief in Nanaimo spends two hours stealing children’s shoes through mail slot

Thief in Nanaimo spends two hours stealing children’s shoes through mail slot

Incident happened last week at Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization’s centre on Needham Street

Thief in Nanaimo spends two hours stealing children’s shoes through mail slot
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public to be on the alert for stolen chickens, after a theft of two dozen birds from Hope Farm in Duncan. (submitted)

RCMP crying foul over stolen Duncan chickens

Between April 29 and April 30, approximately 24 chickens were stolen from Hope Farm Healing Centre

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public to be on the alert for stolen chickens, after a theft of two dozen birds from Hope Farm in Duncan. (submitted)
Watches, suspected to have been stolen, were seized by Nanaimo RCMP earlier this year and investigators have not been able to determine to whom the items belong. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo men say they’re ‘collectors,’ RCMP disagree and seize suspected stolen items

Investigators hope to return recovered watches, coins, jewelry to rightful owners

Watches, suspected to have been stolen, were seized by Nanaimo RCMP earlier this year and investigators have not been able to determine to whom the items belong. (Photo submitted)
Replica guns along with a real crossbow and compound bow were also seized. (Photo courtesy VicPD)

Police arrest three, seize $40,000 cash, fentanyl, stolen items from Victoria home

Strike Force unit focusing on property crime as incidents on the rise

Replica guns along with a real crossbow and compound bow were also seized. (Photo courtesy VicPD)
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Nanaimo thief uses stick to fish out candy through store window

Surveillance footage showed ‘shadowy figure’ commit crime at north-end convenience store April 17

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Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

Suspect defecates in Nanaimo carport then steals tool

Incident happened Monday in the 2500 block of Labieux Road

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
VicPD has seen an increase in thefts from cars. (Black Press Media file photo)

Vancouver Island police are reminding people to lock their vehicles, remove valuables

VicPD sees 29 per cent jump in thefts from cars in early April

VicPD has seen an increase in thefts from cars. (Black Press Media file photo)
A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
A damaged charging station in Qualicum Beach. (Submitted photo)
Police believe this man stole a seaplane from the Harbour Air terminal at the Vancouver harbour on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Vancouver Police Department)

Caught on camera: Police release video of man who allegedly stole seaplane in Vancouver

Police say the man broke into the Harbour Air terminal and then got into one of the seaplanes in the harbour

Police believe this man stole a seaplane from the Harbour Air terminal at the Vancouver harbour on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020. (Vancouver Police Department)
West Shore RCMP are reminding the public to not approach armed suspects after a homeowner chased away a 15-yea-old trying to steal their bike. The teenageer claimed to have a knife on them. (Black Press Media file photo)

‘Don’t chase away armed suspects,’ RCMP warns

Police say potentially armed teen broke into West Shore garage around 2 a.m.

West Shore RCMP are reminding the public to not approach armed suspects after a homeowner chased away a 15-yea-old trying to steal their bike. The teenageer claimed to have a knife on them. (Black Press Media file photo)
Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)

B.C. widow ‘crushed’ over stolen T-shirts meant for memorial blanket

Lori Roberts lost her fiancé one month ago Tuesday now she’s lost almost all she had left of him

Ron Phippen in the T-shirt his fiancée Lori Roberts met him in. Phippen died suddenly of melanoma on Jan. 18, 2020 but then a month later a bag of his T-shirts destined for a memorial blanket was stolen in Chilliwack. (Facebook)
Dave Lawrence, owner of That 50’s Barber Shop, is back in business after his tools were stolen in a break-in and the community responded with donations to replace them. Lawrence is also adding a security system to his downtown Nanaimo barber shop. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

That 50’s barber back in business in downtown Nanaimo

Gofundme and walk-in donations help buy barbering tools and security system

Dave Lawrence, owner of That 50’s Barber Shop, is back in business after his tools were stolen in a break-in and the community responded with donations to replace them. Lawrence is also adding a security system to his downtown Nanaimo barber shop. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
Dave Lawrence, owner of That 50’s Barber Shop, arrived at his shop in downtown Nanaimo to find he would not be able to earn his living Wednesday, Feb. 5, after all his barbering tools and many of his collectibles were stolen overnight. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)

Theft shuts down downtown Nanaimo barber shop

That 50’s Barber Shop owner Dave Lawrence has tools of the trade and collectible items stolen

Dave Lawrence, owner of That 50’s Barber Shop, arrived at his shop in downtown Nanaimo to find he would not be able to earn his living Wednesday, Feb. 5, after all his barbering tools and many of his collectibles were stolen overnight. (CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin)
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RCMP nab suspect after pair of Parksville business break-ins

Man, 44, arrested and released on conditions

  • Feb 5, 2020
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B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
B.C. man sentenced to 3.5 years for stealing wigs meant for kids with cancer
Steve Tatoosh, Hupacasath chief councillor, holds two of the approximetely 1,400 sockeye salmon caught by a DFO test boat that were distributed to the nation’s members. KARLY BLATS PHOTO

Longtime B.C. First Nation chief charged after break-and-enter

Hupacasath First Nation’s Steven Tatoosh faces numerous charges following a Jan. 28 incident

Steve Tatoosh, Hupacasath chief councillor, holds two of the approximetely 1,400 sockeye salmon caught by a DFO test boat that were distributed to the nation’s members. KARLY BLATS PHOTO
J.K. Diddee had his electric wheelchair stolen on Jan. 2. (File contributed by Priya Diddee)

Victoria senior housebound after electric wheelchair stolen

The 75-year-old’s customized chair was stolen from his James Bay residence

J.K. Diddee had his electric wheelchair stolen on Jan. 2. (File contributed by Priya Diddee)