Nanaimo RCMP seize tools believed to be stolen during vehicle stop

Nanaimo RCMP seize tools believed to be stolen during vehicle stop
Nanaimo RCMP

The Nanaimo RCMP has taken over possession of a collection of tools that are believed to be stolen after officers conducted a vehicle stop back in June.

According to police, the incident took place on June 26 at 7 a.m. during a vehicle stop in south Nanaimo.

A frontline officer attended the scene of a parked vehicle after receiving a report that a female appeared to be slumped over in the driver’s seat.

The investigating officer woke up the woman and was able to establish she was not in medical distress. A release from Nanaimo RCMP says he then turned his attention to a collection of tools lying in the backseat of the vehicle.

The tools included a brand new battery-powered Ryobi pressure washer, a Stihl weed wacker and Black and Decker blower and vacuum.

According to the officer, the woman could not offer any reasonable explanation of how the tools ended up in her vehicle.

While the officer was attending the scene, two men joined the woman and also appeared to be “utterly perplexed” when asked about the tools.

The investigating officer says he seized the tools at that moment, taking them into police possession.

According to RCMP, the vehicle in question — a black Chevrolet Cobalt — was outfitted with three different size wheels and tires, with one being completely bald. RCMP towed the vehicle from the scene as it posed a risk to the motoring public as well.

Following the incident, police now seek anyone with information on the ownership of the tools believed to be stolen.

Anyone who may have information is being asked to call Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2021-23180.


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