RCMP Cruiser Generic
(file photo)

With weather conditions changing daily on Vancouver Island, generators have become just that more important, especially for companies providing services to seniors.

With that said, Nanaimo RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a large emergency generator stolen from Nanaimo Lifeline this week. 

The centre has been providing personal emergency response to residents of central Vancouver Island for 34 years, including providing buttons to seniors and medically at risk persons to summon help in the event of an emergency

Sometime between Sunday, January 2nd and Tuesday, January 4th, their generator, which provides backup emergency services, was stolen from 1800 Bowen Road.

Unknown suspects entered onto the commercial property, left the large Generac brand generator and left.

The generator is very large, so investigators believe several individuals would have been needed in order to transport the device. 

“This crime appears to have taken place in plain view of the public and would have taken some time to complete due to size and weight of the generator,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

“As the owner/operator of this device is an essential health service, and it is incredibly important that this item be located and put back into use for the well-being of the community.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the generator or the suspects involved is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

You can see a photo of the generator below:

Subscribe to the Victoria Buzz newsletter to receive the latest news, events and more directly to your inbox. Every day.