Good Samaritan’s phone stolen while responding to crash outside her Nanaimo home

Good Samaritan's phone stolen while responding to crash outside her Nanaimo home

File photo.

File photo.

Police are looking for those responsible for stealing a cell phone that belonged to a Nanaimo woman who provided first aid at the scene of a weekend crash outside her home.

Nanaimo RCMP says there was an accident at around 8 p.m. Saturday night at the intersection of Wakesiah Avenue and Third Street.

Police say Anne Marie Behan heard the crash while at home and ran out to the street and immediately helped the injured in the crash.

According to the RCMP, Behan was cradling the neck of an injured male and reassuring him, but placed her phone on the hood of one of the vehicles.

BC Paramedics took the injured person to the hospital for an assessment.

Behan didn’t realize until afterwards her phone was missing and did not find it after a search of the area.

Police say Behan tried to locate the phone through the Find My Phone app, but it was turned off shortly after she realized it was gone.

“This was devastating to me. My phone keeps me connected to my daughter and my work,” Behan said in a release.

“I am a single mom and I just don’t have extra money for a phone.”

The missing phone is a black LG Shilo in a mint green case with no data plan and police say it is primarily used for text messages and to make emergency calls.

Police are asking anyone with information on the person who took the phone or the location of it to give Nanaimo RCMP a call, or Crime Stoppers.


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