Oceanside RCMP ID suspected nail gun thief

Oceanside RCMP ID suspected nail gun thief

‘Multiple tips’ from public aid in quick identification of suspect in Parksville theft

Thanks in part to “multiple tips from the public,” the Oceanside RCMP have been able to identify a man suspected of stealing liquor and an air nail gun last week in Parksville.

Police issued a press release Friday, Dec. 15, about a theft that took place Monday, Dec. 11.

At about 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11, a man entered a Parksville department store and stole an air nail gun worth about $369, the RCMP reported in a news release issued Friday, Dec. 15.

“The same suspect was caught on camera at another location in the Oceanside area stealing liquor,” the news release noted while asking anyone with information about the identity of the suspect is asked to call the detachment. By mid-afternoon a foll0w-up news release was issued stating the suspect had been identified.

“The Oceanside RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance,” wrote Cpl. Jesse Foreman, RCMP spokesperson.

— Oceanside RCMP