Nanaimo RCMP have released a photo showing two women who are allegedly responsible for stealing a nearly $2,000 camera in Nanaimo.

According to police, the theft occurred at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Wednesday, June 23rd, near Seto Sushi, located at 4286 Departure Bay Road.

The owner, an insurance adjuster, told police he was taking pictures of the sushi restaurant when he realized he forgot something in the restaurant.

He placed the camera on the ground for less than a minute, while he went inside. When he returned the camera was gone.

Investigators reviewed the security footage of the parking lot which shows the two suspects walking in the direction of the camera moments later.

The two were seen picking up a small black object, then walking away. Police are confident the black object they picked up was the camera.

The stolen camera is a black Nikon D90 valued at nearly $2,000.

The two suspects are described as Indigenous women in their early to mid-20s. Both had long dark hair and were wearing dark pants.

Anyone with information on this incident or the identification of the two suspects, are asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2021-22893.

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