When most people on the island were busy opening gifts on Christmas morning, two people decided to break into a Tim Hortons located in Nanaimo.
The business, which rarely closes, was shut down for Christmas Eve and all of Christmas Day.
The break-in occurred at the Tim Hortons located on 15 Wallace Street between 6:50 a.m. and 7 a.m., police said. The thieves allegedly pried the drive-through window open to get inside.
Once inside, the suspects stole an undisclosed amount of cash from the tills, along with a silver safe.
The suspects can be seen on surveillance entering the parking lot, with one of them pushing a bicycle.
One of the two suspects was seen wearing a black jacket, with a checkered hoody underneath, blue jeans, and black runners with a white stripe. The other is described as much thinner and was wearing a grey hoodie and purple camouflage pants.
Police said it was clear they were both making deliberate attempts to conceal their faces. The suspect dressed in dark clothing and pushing a bike into the parking lot later puts on a high visibility vest found inside the business, and wears it while leaving.
Anyone with information on the identity of these two people is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2019-51107.