Qualicum Beach homeowner cleaned out by thieves

QUALICUM BEACH — A Qualicum Beach man returned home from a brief absence to find his house had been hit by thieves, who cleaned him out of a large number of expensive items.

Oceanside RCMP Corporal Jesse Foreman said the resident returned to his home in the 1000 block of Page Road at 7 p.m. on March 8 after being away for only two days.

A police investigation showed that whoever was responsible for the burglary had pried open a top-storey patio door. Once inside, the thief rummaged through the home, making off with items such as crystal bowls, vases, Royal Albert and Petiet Point China sets, a silver tea service, jewelry boxes and jewels, food, antiques, tools, cash and electronics.

Police are still investigating this break and enter.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111.

— News staff

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