Nanaimo RCMP is asking for help with an investigation into a number of thefts of batteries from railway control boxes.
Multiple thefts have occurred between August and October, with five reported in the Nanaimo area.
The most recent theft happened sometime overnight on Oct. 19 near the intersection of Comox Road and Kennedy Street.
RCMP said this is part of a broader Island-wide series of thefts that range from Langford to Comox Valley.
“The thefts are occurring late at night, and in most cases, there are no witnesses or CCTV in the area to assist with the investigation,” R/Cost. Gary O’Brien with Nanaimo RCMP said.
The public is asked to be on the look out for any suspicious activity around railway control boxes late at night.
Police said the thefts would most likely involve multiple people, and the suspects may be passing themselves off as construction workers and could even be wearing high vis vests.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP.