unsolved crimes

A suspect in a break-and-enter and robbery at a Prideaux Street apartment last month apologized to the victim before leaving the scene, say police. (News Bulletin file photo)

Suspect breaks into B.C. woman’s bedroom, demands money, apologizes

Woman came face-to-face with intruder in her Prideaux Street apartment

 

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

 

Two pairs of Air Jordan retro high tops valued at “several thousand dollars,” were missing after a house party on Kennedy Street on Dec. 11. (News Bulletin file photo)

Thousands of dollars worth of sneakers stolen at house party in Nanaimo

Party on Kennedy Street “apparently got out of control,” say police

 

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)
Police are looking for suspects and witnesses after shots were fired into a car in north Nanaimo early Wednesday, Dec. 8. (File photo)

Shots fired at parked car, SUV speeds away from scene in Nanaimo

Numerous RCMP officers called to Linley Valley Drive early Wednesday, Dec. 8

Police are looking for suspects and witnesses after shots were fired into a car in north Nanaimo early Wednesday, Dec. 8. (File photo)
RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who allegedly spray-painted a swastika on the front of a Nanaimo business. (Photo submitted)

Person who allegedly painted swastika on Nanaimo business caught on security camera

RCMP ask for public’s help in identifying suspect

RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying a person who allegedly spray-painted a swastika on the front of a Nanaimo business. (Photo submitted)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for practice gear and whoever stole it from the V.I. Raiders football team’s Comox Field facility. (Photo submitted)

V.I. Raiders football gear stolen from team’s locker room in Nanaimo

Culprits make off with estimated $15,000 worth of Nanaimo team’s equipment

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for practice gear and whoever stole it from the V.I. Raiders football team’s Comox Field facility. (Photo submitted)
Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

No bomb found in Nanaimo McDonald’s after suspect scrawls threat in washroom

RCMP searched fast food restaurant at Terminal Park Mall on Saturday night

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477 or submitting a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.
Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)

Red Dress Day honours Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous people

As vandals target displays, May 5 marks Red Dress Day across the country

Jennifer Touchie prepares to re-hang red dresses on May 1 after vandals removed the dresses she had originally hung along Highway 4 days before. (Nora O’Malley photo)
The remains of a Nanaimo News Bulletin newspaper box came to rest at least two metres away from where the box had been located on Kilpatrick Road near Jingle Pot Road. An explosive device used to destroy the box was powerful enough to flatten the folded sheet metal. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Explosive device destroys newspaper box in Nanaimo

Blast that flattened metal newspaper box rattled windows of nearby homes in East Wellington

The remains of a Nanaimo News Bulletin newspaper box came to rest at least two metres away from where the box had been located on Kilpatrick Road near Jingle Pot Road. An explosive device used to destroy the box was powerful enough to flatten the folded sheet metal. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)

Vancouver Island sex shop out $1,200 in merchandise after suspect steals ‘colossal’ product

Suspect smashed window of Nanaimo store, cutting himself in the process

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who smashed the window of an adult toy store and made off with more than $1,200 in merchandise. (File photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are looking for two male suspects involved in a home invasion that happened at a condominium on the 700 block of Poplar Street on Monday, Feb. 8. (News Bulletin file photo)

Victim struck with machete during home invasion in Nanaimo

Incident happened on Poplar Street on Monday night

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for two male suspects involved in a home invasion that happened at a condominium on the 700 block of Poplar Street on Monday, Feb. 8. (News Bulletin file photo)
Nanaimo RCMP are asking for tips after a suspect allegedly stole a blender from Real Canadian Superstore and then threatened an employee when confronted. (Photo submitted)

Alleged appliance thief threatens employee when confronted at Nanaimo supermarket

Suspected shoplifter stole blender from Real Canadian Superstore this past weekend

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for tips after a suspect allegedly stole a blender from Real Canadian Superstore and then threatened an employee when confronted. (Photo submitted)
A still from surveillance video showing a suspect allegedly stealing 29 pairs of sunglasses from Diamond Eyes Optical on Fifth Street in the wee hours Monday morning. (Photo submitted)

29 pairs of sunglasses stolen from Nanaimo business

Crime happened early Monday morning at Diamond Eyes Optical on Fifth Street

A still from surveillance video showing a suspect allegedly stealing 29 pairs of sunglasses from Diamond Eyes Optical on Fifth Street in the wee hours Monday morning. (Photo submitted)
Carmen Robinson was last seen getting off a bus in View Royal the evening of Dec. 8, 1973. Her case remains unsolved 47 years later. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)

Gone cold: Fate of B.C. teen remains a mystery, 47 years after her disappearance

Carmen Robinson, 17, was last seen exiting a bus near Victoria in December 1973

Carmen Robinson was last seen getting off a bus in View Royal the evening of Dec. 8, 1973. Her case remains unsolved 47 years later. (Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo submitted)

VIDEO: Thief steals children’s backpacks from daycare in Nanaimo

Suspect rode a yellow mountain bike and made off with backpacks hanging on fence

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a suspect who wore a black-and-white striped hoodie and rode a yellow mountain bike when he allegedly stole three children’s backpacks from a daycare facility. (Photo 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

An excavator was stolen from a rural property south of Nanaimo this month, say police. (Photos submitted)
Police in Nanaimo are looking for a woman who allegedly threw hot coffee on a McDonald’s employee. (News Bulletin photo)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP still looking for woman who threw coffee at worker after already receiving refund

Police asking for information in investigation that could lead to assault charges

Police in Nanaimo are looking for a woman who allegedly threw hot coffee on a McDonald’s employee. (News Bulletin photo)
Police in Nanaimo are investigating after a safe was stolen during a break-and-enter at the Gas N Go station on Turner Road. (Photo submitted)

Man in mask and bandana breaks into Nanaimo business, steals safe

Crime happened at Gas N Go gas station on Turner Road last week

Police in Nanaimo are investigating after a safe was stolen during a break-and-enter at the Gas N Go station on Turner Road. (Photo submitted)
Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a woman suspected of stealing a package from the front entrance of a home on Highland Boulevard. (Photo submitted)

Parcel stolen from front porch, Nanaimo RCMP looking for suspect

Unidentified woman allegedly stole package containing $400 smart watch

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help identify a woman suspected of stealing a package from the front entrance of a home on Highland Boulevard. (Photo submitted)