theft

Staff of the Midas automotive centre at the Island Highway and Brechin Road clean up damage to the business following an overnight break-in and theft of two vehicles that were driven through the business’s service bay doors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Thieves smash their way out of Nanaimo auto repair centre to steal two vehicles

Incident happened at Midas on the old Island Highway at Brechin Road

 

Charges have been laid against two men in relation to an armed robbery at a Duncan cellular store last March. (Citizen file)

Two charged after armed robbery of Duncan cell store

A weapon was produced in the March hold-up

 

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly tried to break into a north Nanaimo office real estate building and an electrical box there. (Photo submitted)

Diligent man allegedly spent half-hour trying to pry open Island business with screwdriver

Security cameras capture unsuccessful attempt at Royal LePage Nanaimo Realty

 

A puppy named Nugget has been returned home after going missing when his owner’s truck and camper were reported stolen with the dog inside. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
A puppy named Nugget has been returned home after going missing when his owner’s truck and camper were reported stolen with the dog inside. (Courtesy West Shore RCMP)
Two men were arrested on separate days in May on this sailboat, which was reported stolen from Cadboro Bay. One man was arrested on outstanding warrants, and the other is in court this month to face charges of possession of stolen property. (Courtesy BC RCMP)

B.C. pair arrested after drifting over US border on a stolen sailboat

One arrested on outstanding warrants, second let go, arrested later after discovery boat was stolen

Two men were arrested on separate days in May on this sailboat, which was reported stolen from Cadboro Bay. One man was arrested on outstanding warrants, and the other is in court this month to face charges of possession of stolen property. (Courtesy BC RCMP)
Some of the remaining unclaimed artwork seized from a closed art gallery in Oak Bay in April by Saanich police during their investigation into potential fraud and other activities. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

200 art pieces still unclaimed after massive April seizure from Oak Bay art gallery

Charges of fraud, false pretense being prepared for Crown, Saanich police say

Some of the remaining unclaimed artwork seized from a closed art gallery in Oak Bay in April by Saanich police during their investigation into potential fraud and other activities. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)
A man has been arrested after carjacking in Kelowna May 28. (file photo)

Naked drunk man carjacks couple’s car in Kelowna

The unclothed intoxicated man jumped into their trunk and told them to drive near Apple Bowl

A man has been arrested after carjacking in Kelowna May 28. (file photo)
The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Thieves break in to Chilliwack Military Museum stealing a gun and bayonets

Stolen were as many as 30 bayonets and a non-operable airsoft Tommy gun

The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly ran off with a Hoover vacuum cleaner from Lowe’s without paying for it last week. (Photo submitted)

Suspect makes clean getaway with vacuum cleaner stolen from Nanaimo store

Nanaimo RCMP hope public can help identify alleged shoplifter who was caught on camera

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly ran off with a Hoover vacuum cleaner from Lowe’s without paying for it last week. (Photo submitted)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital recovered by police

Vancouver Police say the investigation into the theft of the $45,000 sculpture is ongoing

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
The Ucluelet RCMP detachment. (Westerly file photo)

Catalytic converters stolen from cars in Ucluelet

ICBC claims for catalytic converter thefts in B.C. have climbed from 89 in 2017 to 1,953 in 2021

The Ucluelet RCMP detachment. (Westerly file photo)
A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island musician hopes for return of beloved stolen guitar

Guitar and sound equipment stolen from home music studio in Nanaimo’s south end

A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
‘When you call 911, the RCMP officer responds with priority to the scene of the alleged emergency,’ says RCMP. (Pixabay.com)

Prank calls on the rise in Trail; RCMP call for removal of payphone

A stolen SUV, an arrest and flight-by-foot, plus another bogus 911 call

‘When you call 911, the RCMP officer responds with priority to the scene of the alleged emergency,’ says RCMP. (Pixabay.com)
A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)

3 unique art pieces stolen during overnight theft from Vancouver Island art gallery

Items include a metal, limited-edition killer whale

A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)
An overturned cart from an unsuccessful theft. Submitted image/ Campbell River RCMP

Vancouver Island shoplifting sting nabs multiple prolific offenders

Eight-day project nets 32 arrests, recovers $8,000 of merchandise

An overturned cart from an unsuccessful theft. Submitted image/ Campbell River RCMP
Stephanie Howes and her family received support from the Creston community after the theft of their moving trailer. (Facebook)

Family moving to Kootenays has truck and trailer stolen; Grand Forks RCMP nab suspect

Police say family was moving house when they were robbed of their worldly possessions

Stephanie Howes and her family received support from the Creston community after the theft of their moving trailer. (Facebook)
Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo jersey thieves ‘caught red-handed’ with stolen goods in vehicle

RCMP track down and arrested suspects who allegedly stole from Kirby’s Source for Sports

Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)
Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek assistance in identifying robbery suspect at Island liquor store

Images of a heavily covered up man caught on surveillance video

Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)
An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)

Sharp-eyed social media hounds help Vancouver Island charity recover stolen truck

SOS Thrift Shop truck found in Nanaimo 2 days after being stolen in Parksville

An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)