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Nanaimo RCMP got help from gardening tool-wielding neighbours who detained a break-and-enter suspect until officers could make an arrest. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo neighbours, wielding garden tools, manage to corner burglar

Suspect was beaten and bloody after an earlier break-and-enter gone wrong

 

VicPD made eight arrests and recovered more than $11,000 in stolen merchandise during a recent shoplifting crackdown. (Black Press Media file photo)

VicPD arrest 8, recover $11k in stolen goods during shoplifting crackdown

Conducted between Jan. 17 and 20, the crackdown follows a similar move in December

 

The Cascade Lower Canyon Community Forest says they are disappointed after discovering someone has stolen at least $15,000 worth of wood from them. (Matt Wealick)

Thieves snag $15K of wood from B.C. helicopter logging site

Culprits would have needed major equipment to drag the logs away, says Fraser Valley forestry group

 

Catalytic converter thefts have become more prevalent across King County in the past few years. Pictured: The Kent Police Department recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters during arrests in 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Kent Police Department)

Increase in catalytic converter thefts prompts police warning

Precious metals in the part can be sold, making them a target

Catalytic converter thefts have become more prevalent across King County in the past few years. Pictured: The Kent Police Department recovered nearly 800 catalytic converters during arrests in 2021. (Photo courtesy of the Kent Police Department)
Vancouver police officers arrested a 50-year-old man on Dec. 31, who is suspected of stealing from a South Granville fine art gallery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Man with 115 convictions charged with stealing from Vancouver art gallery

50-year-old suspected of stealing $40,000 worth of fine art from South Granville gallery

Vancouver police officers arrested a 50-year-old man on Dec. 31, who is suspected of stealing from a South Granville fine art gallery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
A thief broke into Victoria’s Madrona Gallery around 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 26, stealing these three Inuit carvings (not pictured to scale) valued at more than $40,000 combined. (Courtesy of Madrona Gallery)
A thief broke into Victoria’s Madrona Gallery around 7:45 a.m. on Dec. 26, stealing these three Inuit carvings (not pictured to scale) valued at more than $40,000 combined. (Courtesy of Madrona Gallery)
Rona staff at the Hope store pose with a recovered snow blower that was being sold on Facebook Marketplace. (Heather Krentz)

Stolen $1,300 snow blower recovered in Hope after thieves post it on Facebook Marketplace

Hope RCMP arrested a couple on Dec. 21 in a motel and return hot commodity back to Rona

Rona staff at the Hope store pose with a recovered snow blower that was being sold on Facebook Marketplace. (Heather Krentz)
Two kids were briefly stolen in Merritt Dec. 9, after they were left in the backseat of a running car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jens Meyer, file

Kids briefly stolen along with running car from B.C. elementary school

Children had been in backseat when car thief took off

Two kids were briefly stolen in Merritt Dec. 9, after they were left in the backseat of a running car. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Jens Meyer, file
The New Westminster Police Department is hoping to catch and deter thieves from stealing off doorsteps by planting bait packages beginning this month. (Black Press Media file photo)

Police drawing out porch pirates with bait packages in one B.C. city

New Westminster department hopes tactic reduces holiday theft

The New Westminster Police Department is hoping to catch and deter thieves from stealing off doorsteps by planting bait packages beginning this month. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD arrested 17 people and recovered weapons and thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise during a recent crackdown on retail theft. (Courtesy of VicPD)

Cops nail 17 shoplifters in Victoria crackdown

Weapons were seized and thousands in stolen merchandise were recovered in the three-day project

VicPD arrested 17 people and recovered weapons and thousands of dollars worth of stolen merchandise during a recent crackdown on retail theft. (Courtesy of VicPD)
A Brinks truck in a file photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)

Christmas Day heist in Langley netted almost $500,000, court filing reveals

A union grievance fight has shed light on a massive ATM theft from 2016

A Brinks truck in a file photo taken Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. (AP Photo/Yves Logghe, File)
Les, Maureen and Luke Reynolds, of Reynolds Antiques and Collectibles, was robbed overnight, with at least $100,000 in gold and jewelry missing just as the busy holiday shopping season gets underway. (Courtesy of Luke Reynolds)

Sooke antique shop robbed of at least $100K in gold and silver

Luke Reynolds is trying to remain positive as the busy holiday shopping season approaches

Les, Maureen and Luke Reynolds, of Reynolds Antiques and Collectibles, was robbed overnight, with at least $100,000 in gold and jewelry missing just as the busy holiday shopping season gets underway. (Courtesy of Luke Reynolds)
The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo

RCMP suspect car blast linked to Kootenay drug trafficking, organized crime

The explosion happened Sept. 9 in the bedroom community of Montrose, near Trail

The Trail RCMP is still asking for witnesses to contact police if they saw any suspicious vehicles or people in the Montrose area, particularly between 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8 and 6:30 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9. (The explosion is reported to have occurred at 6:39 a.m.) Image: RCMP logo
The rear smashed window on Marie Pinkerton’s car on Sept. 16, 2022 the most recent time of three in three weeks she has had a window smashed on the vehicle. (Marie Pinkerton photo)

B.C. woman’s car window smashed 3 times in 3 weeks

‘I feel violated. It feels like an attack. It feels targeted actually’

The rear smashed window on Marie Pinkerton’s car on Sept. 16, 2022 the most recent time of three in three weeks she has had a window smashed on the vehicle. (Marie Pinkerton photo)
A total of 11 bottles of liquor have been stolen from the store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street since late June. (Black Press Media file photo)

Suspect connected to Saanich liquor store thefts identified

Investigators believe suspect visited store four times starting in June

A total of 11 bottles of liquor have been stolen from the store in the 3200-block of Shelbourne Street since late June. (Black Press Media file photo)
VicPD is seeking help from the public to locate this electric mobility scooter, which was stolen from the 600-block of Superior Street. (Courtesy VicPD)

VicPD asking public to be on lookout for stolen mobility scooter

The cherry-red scooter was taken from the 600-block of Superior Street

VicPD is seeking help from the public to locate this electric mobility scooter, which was stolen from the 600-block of Superior Street. (Courtesy VicPD)
People wait to enter the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Saturday, June 6, 2020. In the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 1972, three men rappelled from a skylight down a nylon rope into the second floor of the museum. Fifty years after what has been described as the biggest art heist in Canadian history, the thieves’ identity remains a mystery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

50 years after major Montreal art theft, trail has gone cold and nobody’s talking

Thieves rappelled into the museum from a skylight, overpowered the guards and stole millions in art

People wait to enter the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal, Saturday, June 6, 2020. In the early morning hours of Sept. 4, 1972, three men rappelled from a skylight down a nylon rope into the second floor of the museum. Fifty years after what has been described as the biggest art heist in Canadian history, the thieves’ identity remains a mystery. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Estrellita Karsh wife of legenary photographer Yousuf Karsh stands in front of the iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill taken by her husband in the Speaker of the House of Commons’ chambers on Tuesday July 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand

Two art heists, 50 years apart: expert says Canada is a ‘soft target’

Officials didn’t discover the latest stolen piece was gone for more than 8 months after it was taken

Estrellita Karsh wife of legenary photographer Yousuf Karsh stands in front of the iconic 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill taken by her husband in the Speaker of the House of Commons’ chambers on Tuesday July 14, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Fred Chartrand
The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)

Victoria club confident copy of scowling Churchill portrait secure

Union Club of British Columbia owns a copy of the original work discovered stolen from Ottawa hotel

The Union Club of British Columbia copy of Yousuf Karsh’s famous 1941 photograph of Winston Churchill is not at risk of theft following, says the manager after the recent discovery the original on display at the Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa had been replaced by a fake. (Courtesy of the Union Club of British Columbia)
Staff of the Midas automotive centre at the Island Highway and Brechin Road clean up damage to the business following an overnight break-in and theft of two vehicles that were driven through the business’s service bay doors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Thieves smash their way out of Nanaimo auto repair centre to steal two vehicles

Incident happened at Midas on the old Island Highway at Brechin Road

Staff of the Midas automotive centre at the Island Highway and Brechin Road clean up damage to the business following an overnight break-in and theft of two vehicles that were driven through the business’s service bay doors. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
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