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Police seek man alleged of stealing $30K from home improvement stores | NanaimoNewsNOW

Police seek man alleged of stealing K from home improvement stores | NanaimoNewsNOW

Surveillance video from the Lowes Home Improvement store in Nanaimo (now known as Rona+) showing a suspect accused of multiple thefts from the chain’s stores in Nanaimo, Saanich and New Westminster (Nanaimo RCMP)

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

Suspect sought

Feb 3, 2024 | 8:26 AM

NANAIMO — Police hope the public can help advance their ongoing investigation into thefts from multiple south coast home improvement stores.

Nanaimo RCMP Res. Cst. Gary O’Brien stated since early last year a man is accused of several thefts and frauds at various Lowes Home Improvement locations in Nanaimo, Saanich and New Westminster.

“Police, working with Loss Prevention Officers in the various jurisdictions, have learned that the suspect allegedly buys several items then steals other items. He will then return to the business a short time later to refund the items he legitimately purchased,” Cst. O’Brien stated in a news release.

In total, O’Brien noted it’s believed the suspected has stolen upwards of $30,000 in goods from the scheme.