Thursday, January 07, 2016

Sunglasses Stolen At Woodgrove Centre - Jan. 5/16

Tire iron wielding thief steals sunglasses

A male armed with a small tire iron stole 4 pair of sunglasses from Lens Crafters, located next to Walmart, in the Woodgrove Centre. The theft occurred at approximately 1:30 pm on Tuesday January 5th. 

The suspect male entered the business and proceeded to the front display case. With tire iron in hand, he attempted to open the display case but in doing so, knocked it over causing the glasses to spill on to the floor. He grabbed random eyeglasses then ran from the business into the east parking lot adjacent to Walmart. Officers attended but were unable to locate the male.

The suspect male suspect is white; he has a medium build and is between 35-45 years old. He wore black pants and a camouflage jacket with a collar pulled up concealing the lower part of his face.

If anyone has information on this crime, please contact Constable Mark Smith of the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or submit your TIP on line at


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