UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP have announced Elizabeth Rose Gilbert was arrested without incident 2 hours after her picture was released to the public. She was located at approximately 4:20 p.m., the same day by police walking along Bowen Road.
Following her arrest, Gilbert was transported to the Nanaimo Detachment where she was held overnight pending a court date for July 22nd.
Nanaimo RCMP have issued an arrest warrant for 32-year-old Elizabeth Rose Gilbert after she missed a recent court date.
Gilbert was expected in Nanaimo Provincial Court following original charges of Theft under $5000 and Breach of Probation.
In late May, Gilbert, who has numerous prior convictions for theft, allegedly stole a number of items from Thrifty Foods Store in the Port Place Mall.
Gilbert was apprehended and released with conditions to appear in court.
Concerning the breach charge, it is alleged that Gilbert visited a Rexall Drugs on Dufferin Crescent, despite an earlier condition that prohibited her from entering the business.
Now, having missed her court date, Nanaimo RCMP have issued a warrant for her arrest.
“Miss Gilbert seems to have forgotten that she needs to deal with these charges by appearing in Nanaimo Provincial Court,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.
“When she is located, our officers will not be issuing her any reminders, and she can expect to be arrested.”
Gilbert is described as Caucasian, standing 5’6” tall and weighing approximately 150 pounds.
Anyone with information on Elizabeth Rose Gilbert’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at (250) 754-2345.