Nanaimo musician posts pictures of break-and-enter aftermath at mother’s home

WatchJudy Gogo returned to her rural Nanaimo home Saturday evening after selling Christmas trees, and found her house ransacked by thieves.

A Nanaimo musician took to social media this weekend after his mother returned to her rural Nanaimo River Road home Saturday evening and found it ransacked.

Judy Gogo, the mother of David Gogo, was coming home from selling Christmas trees on one of the family lots.

“All of the drawers emptied, my Hope chest emptied, closet all emptied, all thrown all around the room and so that’s just when I started screaming,” said Judy.

“I was probably doing a lot worse than her. I was livid,” said David, who was one of the first people she called.

“It’s a total violation and being robbed is one thing but there was just so much destruction and the way these people went about it.”

At least eight pieces of jewelry were stolen and two urns containing ashes of family members were strewn across the bed.

David Gogo, a Blues musician was angry and posted a picture of him and his mom to social media also calling out the ‘druggies’ who he said were probably responsible for the break-in.

Here is a wonderful Christmas Tale for you! After working all day at our downtown location selling Christmas trees and…

Posted by David Gogo on Saturday, December 7, 2019

“I have empathy to a certain point for people with addictions but they have to stop ripping people off especially the elderly and the way they went about it that’s what really got me this time and that’s why I wanted to go public is to get the word out, someone knows what happened,” he said.

Police are investigating and say crimes like this are on the rise in Nanaimo and across the country, adding drugs are behind the majority of them.

“So what we know is that probably 85% of all these types of crimes are drug-related. And these people are stealing property in exchange to get their dope,” said Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O’Brien.

O’Brien added thefts like this or those from vehicles and sheds happen in any area, urban and rural.

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