(Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization - NUKO Learning Center)

T’was a case of the stolen shoes; three of them, to be exact.

The Nanaimo RCMP is seeking the public’s help in identifying a man who stole a pair of runners, plus one extra, from Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization (NUKO).

The organization supports children with neurological differences, such as autism, Downs Syndrome or Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

The incident occurred on May 15th, between the hours of 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., at the business located at 60 Needham Street in Nanaimo.

Police were able to obtain video surveillance of the act, which showed the suspect using a long stick to reach out and grab hold of the runners through a mail slot in the front door.

After two solid hours and many failed attempts, the man managed to hook onto one pair of Nike high-tops and a single running shoe, and pull them through the mail slot.

The male suspect, whose face could not be seen, was wearing bright red running shoes, a denim jacket, and black hoodie at the time.

Nanaimo RCMP ask anyone that has information on the identity of the suspect to contact the non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Surveillance footage of the suspect is below:

Posted by Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization- NUKO Learning Center on Monday, May 18, 2020

Posted by Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization- NUKO Learning Center on Monday, May 18, 2020

Posted by Nanaimo Unique Kids Organization- NUKO Learning Center on Monday, May 18, 2020

(Nanaimo RCMP)