Thieves struck at the Quality Foods store at the Red Gap in Nanoose Bay early Friday morning.
RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson reported that police were called to the store at approximately 3:30 a.m.
Upon arrival at the scene, police found the front glass doors had been smashed, allowing entry to the store. Displays were knocked over.
Robertson said the police investigation indicates that the suspects were in and out very quickly, apparently not finding what they were after.
The RCMP Forensic Identification Section from Port Alberni is assisting in the investigation.
Video surveillance of the area showed two male suspects with black hoodies covering their faces, wearing jeans, one wearing a light coloured baseball cap, further descriptors are not available.
From the actions of the suspects police believe that they may have been after cigarettes, which were not readily available.
Police are looking for a red early to mid 1990’s Dodge Caravan.