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Nanaimo RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying two masked men who attempted to drill through a wall and break into a night deposit box at a Scotiabank on Tuesday morning.

At approximately 3:43 a.m., two masked men attempted to access a night deposit box at the Scotiabank on 6750 Island Highway North by drilling and prying a hole out of the side of the building.

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According to police, the two men managed to create a hole that was approximately 12 inches across and 8 inches in height by drilling and using a prying tool to remove stucco located on the bottom of the wall.

Nanaimo RCMP say that the entire operation “would have taken a considerable amount of time to accomplish” in a statement.

Later in the morning, bank employees spotted the hole and contacted police.

Surveillance footage from the building showed two males wearing masks and gloves in the area of the deposit box from 3:43 a.m. until 4:50 a.m.

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Police say that the deposit box was not accessed and that there are no witnesses or suspects at this time.

Anyone with information on the two men or the clothing worn is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact CrimeSToppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.

Surveillance photos of the two suspects are below:

(Image / Nanaimo RCMP)
(Image / Nanaimo RCMP)
(Image / Nanaimo RCMP)