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RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying the thieves who stole Canadian coins and a pistol from a storage locker at an apartment building in Nanaimo.

According to police, the theft occurred sometime on Sunday, September 27.

Thieves pried open the main door to a storage area of a building located in the 6000 block of McRobb Avenue, where numerous items were taken.

Most notably a semi-automatic pistol and more than 1,000 Canadian Maple Silver Leaf one-ounce coins were stolen.

The value of the prized coins is believed to be about $40,000.


The pistol stolen was a Ruger MK .22 calibre 111 semi-automatic target pistol with serial number 27445686.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2020-35576.

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