Unsolved Crimes and files of note from October 7th to October 19th


2022-10-25 08:15 PDT

File # 2022

Nanaimo file # 2022-35537 Amazon Fraud

 On October 7th, a Nanaimo woman reported losing $4000 to an Amazon fraud. The woman told police that she had received an unsolicited phone call from an individual claiming to be working for Amazon. This person asked her if she had purchased an item worth $700 and if so, she was to press the #1 on her phone ,or # 2 if she had not. The woman pressed # 2 and was connected to Harry who convinced her to give him access to her phone and laptop. Eventually, $4000 was electronically removed from her bank accounts. Once the victim realized she had been scammed, she immediately cancelled her bank cards and her on-line banking account. She then changed her cell phone number and took her laptop to a computer company for it to be scanned for viruses.

Nanaimo file # 2022-36785 Commercial Break and Enter

Sometime overnight on Monday October 17th, a business on Robarts St was broken into. An alarm was sounded at 4:46 AM but deemed false at the time. Police later found a window that leads to the basement had been removed. Several offices were rummaged through but it was unclear if anything was taken.

Nanaimo file # 2022-36792 Break and Enter storage locker

Sometime overnight on October 17th, a storage locker located in the carport of the Long Lake Chateau on Ross Road was broken into. The padlock securing the chain link fence was cut and taken were batteries and electric charges for three electric scooters. There are currently no suspects or witnesses.

Nanaimo file # 2022-37052 Flying man-purse

On Wednesday October 19th, a Canada Post employee who wishes to remain anonymous, was delivering mail along her route when to her surprise, she saw an object flying through the sky. She wasn't sure what it was- a UFO, a flying squirrel? No to either as upon closer inspection, the curious postal worker determined the suspicious was nothing for than a man-Purse which had taken flight from the roof of car as the vehicle  mad e a sharp turn. The worker promptly secured the item then took it to local Mounties for safe keeping. The owner of the item was contacted and needless to say, was very grateful as he had no idea where his purse had gone to. Good work and kudos to our anonymous Canada Post worker!

Nanaimo file # 2022-36907 Attempted theft of bus

Sometime overnight on Tuesday October 18, thieves attempted to steal the Snuneymuxw First Nation Elders bus that was parked at 688 Centre St. The driver side window was smashed, the driver side door lock was broken, the ignition was damaged and gas had been siphoned from the gas tank. After being unable to steal the bus, thieves cut their loses and made off with some batteries.

Nanaimo file # 2022-36926 Theft of solar panels

Sometime overnight on Wednesday October 19, eight solar panels valued at $30/each, were stolen from a driveway in the 100 block of Bird Sanctuary Drive. No suspects, no witnesses.

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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