Nanaimo Thefts
(A suspect involved in the theft of a medical kit, left, and a suspect involved in the theft of a safe/Nanaimo RCMP)

Nanaimo RCMP are investigating two separate thefts that occurred in the span of a week involving a safe robbery and a stolen medical kit.

On September 8 at 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Gas N Go located at 5800 Turner Road. Alarms had been activated on site.

When police arrived they found the front door to the business pried open and a safe with an undisclosed amount of cash was missing.

Video surveillance from the Gas N Go showed a white Ram 1500 single cab long box pick up (similar to the photo below) driving slowly through the parking lot, just prior to the break in.

Gas n Go suspect vehicle
(Stock Photo showing a vehicle similar to the one allegedly used in the Gas N Go robbery, supplied by Nanaimo RCMP)

Moments later, a male is seen prying open a door to the business and running inside.

Minutes after entering the business, the suspect left with the safe. Surveillance then shows him driving off in truck seen earlier.

The vehicle was last seen turning westbound onto Turner Road toward Highway 19A. The stolen safe was located the next day in Lantzville with its contents emptied.

The suspect is described as a white man, 5 feet 10 inches, heavy set, wearing a grey t-shirt, jeans, gloves and black runners.

His face was partially concealed with a mask and from a bandana worn over his head.

Nanaimo RCMP ask that anyone with information on the incident contact the non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-32975.

Another theft a week later

Nanaimo RCMP are also investigating the theft of a BC Paramedic’s medical kit.

The case was taken at approximately 3 a.m. on September 14 while a BC Emergency Health Services crew was responding to a call at the Nanaimo Value Lodge at 736 Nicol Street.

The kit is kept in a hard-shelled black plastic case, similar to the photo below, and contains an assortment of medical supplies including life-saving drugs such as Narcan and epinephrine.

Medical Kit
(A BC Ambulance Kit similar to the one stolen on Monday, supplied by Nanaimo RCMP)

Police say the kit is badly needed as it contains equipment used to respond to patients on a daily basis.

Video surveillance from the motel shows a suspect picking up the case and walking away with it through the parking lot.

The suspect appears to be female, dressed in dark clothing and wearing a mask.

Anyone with information on the theft of the kit is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency number at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-33766.