theft

The front door of the CFB Chilliwack Historical Society museum on Wellington Street downtown Chilliwack where thieves stole a gun and more than 20 bayonets on May 15, 2022. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress)

Thieves break in to Chilliwack Military Museum stealing a gun and bayonets

Stolen were as many as 30 bayonets and a non-operable airsoft Tommy gun

 

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for help identifying three people suspected of involvement in a liquor store robbery at Brooks Landing shopping centre earlier this spring. (Photos submitted)

Suspects use bear spray and distraction to steal expensive Scotch from Nanaimo liquor store

Incident occurred earlier this spring at Landing Liquor Store

 

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a man who allegedly ran off with a Hoover vacuum cleaner from Lowe’s without paying for it last week. (Photo submitted)

Suspect makes clean getaway with vacuum cleaner stolen from Nanaimo store

Nanaimo RCMP hope public can help identify alleged shoplifter who was caught on camera

 

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital recovered by police

Vancouver Police say the investigation into the theft of the $45,000 sculpture is ongoing

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)

Sculpture stolen from B.C. Children’s Hospital weeks after being donated

Bronze artwork went missing from outside the Oak Street entrance on April 3

A bronze sculpture by artist Marie Khouri was stolen from outside the B.C. Children’s Hospital on the night of April 3. (Courtesy B.C. Children’s Hospital)
A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

Vancouver Island musician hopes for return of beloved stolen guitar

Guitar and sound equipment stolen from home music studio in Nanaimo’s south end

A Nanaimo musician hopes for the return of his beloved Fender Squier Stratocaster guitar that was stolen from his home music studio on the weekend. (Photo submitted)
‘When you call 911, the RCMP officer responds with priority to the scene of the alleged emergency,’ says RCMP. (Pixabay.com)

Prank calls on the rise in Trail; RCMP call for removal of payphone

A stolen SUV, an arrest and flight-by-foot, plus another bogus 911 call

‘When you call 911, the RCMP officer responds with priority to the scene of the alleged emergency,’ says RCMP. (Pixabay.com)
A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)

3 unique art pieces stolen during overnight theft from Coombs art gallery

Items include a metal, limited-edition killer whale

A metal, limited-edition killer whale was among three unique art pieces stolen during an overnight theft from the Coastal Carvings Fine Art Gallery in Coombs on March 4. (RCMP photo)
An overturned cart from an unsuccessful theft. Submitted image/ Campbell River RCMP

Vancouver Island shoplifting sting nabs multiple prolific offenders

Eight-day project nets 32 arrests, recovers $8,000 of merchandise

An overturned cart from an unsuccessful theft. Submitted image/ Campbell River RCMP
Stephanie Howes and her family received support from the Creston community after the theft of their moving trailer. (Facebook)

Family moving to Kootenays has truck and trailer stolen; Grand Forks RCMP nab suspect

Police say family was moving house when they were robbed of their worldly possessions

Stephanie Howes and her family received support from the Creston community after the theft of their moving trailer. (Facebook)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for an emergency backup generator, stolen earlier this week, used by the Nanaimo Lifeline medical alert paging system. (Photo submitted)

Thieves in Nanaimo steal generator used by emergency medical alert service for seniors

Generator was stolen from Nanaimo Lifeline on Bowen Road earlier this week

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for an emergency backup generator, stolen earlier this week, used by the Nanaimo Lifeline medical alert paging system. (Photo submitted)
Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)

Nanaimo jersey thieves ‘caught red-handed’ with stolen goods in vehicle

RCMP track down and arrested suspects who allegedly stole from Kirby’s Source for Sports

Kirby’s Source for Sports employees were happy to recover merchandise, including jerseys, that had been stolen overnight Friday, Dec. 31. (Photo submitted)
Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)

RCMP seek assistance in identifying robbery suspect at Island liquor store

Images of a heavily covered up man caught on surveillance video

Suspect in the Osborne Bay Pub Liquor Store robbery was heavily covered up, as seen in this surveillance video. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP recovered an expensive espresso machine and other items stolen from a church and arrested a 61-year-old woman for breaking and entering. (Photo submitted)

Police recover $10,000 espresso machine stolen from Nanaimo church

61-year-old woman arrested, more stolen items located in north Nanaimo residence

Nanaimo RCMP recovered an expensive espresso machine and other items stolen from a church and arrested a 61-year-old woman for breaking and entering. (Photo submitted)
An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)

SOS Thrift Shop truck found in Nanaimo 2 days after being stolen in Parksville

Group offers thanks to those who helped share the story

An image from the Society of Organized Services on Dec. 20, 2021, indicating their stolen thrift shop truck had been found. (SOS Facebook photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)

Red dresses, LGBTQ+ flag stolen from Nanaimo charity in series of incidents

Thefts happened in November and December outside Nanaimo Family Life Association building

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating after red dresses and an LGBTQ flag were stolen from the Nanaimo Family Life Association building on Townsite Road. (Photo submitted)
Charles Nelson, executive director of the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, sits among offices devoid of staff. Nelson and volunteers are trying to keep some services operating after the society laid off staff upon discovering some of its operating funds had allegedly gone missing. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Nanaimo non-profit lays off staff, shutters services after possible misappropriation of money

RCMP investigating after Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy’s operating funds go missing

Charles Nelson, executive director of the Society for Equity, Inclusion and Advocacy, sits among offices devoid of staff. Nelson and volunteers are trying to keep some services operating after the society laid off staff upon discovering some of its operating funds had allegedly gone missing. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)

Brazen thieves steal pink ATVs from Chilliwack girls aged 3 and 5

‘Right before Christmas, stealing two little girls’ quads. It’s really heartbreaking’ - mother

Amelia and Aria D’Angelo, aged five and three, on their pink electric ATVs that were stolen from their parents garage in Chilliwack on Dec. 5, 2021. (Submitted by Gwendolyn D’Angelo)
Nanaimo RCMP returned a ping pong table stolen from family that bought it to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo submitted)

Shotgun, motorcycle and ping pong table seized in bust in Nanaimo

RCMP say social media tips helped lead to arrests and recovery of allegedly stolen items

Nanaimo RCMP returned a ping pong table stolen from family that bought it to cope with COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo submitted)
Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 is hoping to recover an estimated $20,000 in equipment stolen from a trailer stored at the Nanaimo Fire Rescue training centre on Labieux Road. Some of the items were found nearby, but much more is still missing. (Photo submitted)

Thieves steal 80 children’s life jackets from Nanaimo marine rescue organization

$20,000 worth of training and education equipment taken from RCM-SAR’s storage trailer

Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue Station 27 is hoping to recover an estimated $20,000 in equipment stolen from a trailer stored at the Nanaimo Fire Rescue training centre on Labieux Road. Some of the items were found nearby, but much more is still missing. (Photo submitted)