When thieves targeted the All Safe Mini Storage in Parksville, they made off with gas, a quad and a rifle.
Then they came back again.
The theft, reported RCMP Sergeant Darrell Robertson, is believed to have taken place some time on July 25 when unidentified culprits cut a hole in the fence and siphoned fuel from several vehicles parked at the site.
Robertson said the thieves then broke into a storage unit and took a red, 2000 Honda 450cc quad and one .22 calibre Cooey rifle.
Two nights later, thieves again cut a hole in the fence to get into the main area of the compound of the same facility and this time broke into eight storage units.
The thieves stole items from seven of the units, although police have yet to determine what exactly was taken. However, Robertson noted a large generator was reported missing from the eighth unit.
Anyone with information about these thefts is asked to contact the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111 or call Crimestoppers at 1-888-222-8477.
— News Staff