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

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

Nanaimo RCMP is seeking information in its investigation of the theft of an excavator from a property south of Nanaimo.

According to a press release, the incident was reported from a rural property on Corsini Road, in the Extension area, and was believed to have taken place between Nov. 12-14. The construction vehicle, a 2012 E35 Bobcat Mini, has rubber tracks and a serial number of AFM101239, as well as the word Southside and phone number of 250-591-1510 written on the cab in bright orange paint. It is valued at $40,000.

The excavator is operated with a punch pad and once started, could have been driven onto a nearby logging road and then transported away by a flat deck or other means, the press release said.

Anyone who has any information related to this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, quoting file number No. 2020-42281.

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