Theft of Uniquely Shaped Copper


2017-02-13 09:13 PST

File # 2017-1079

Sometime over the February 4 weekend there was a significant theft of copper from a Nanoose Bay Business. Thieves accessed the business located in the 1400 Block of Island Highway by scaling the fence. Once inside the compound, the thieves broke into a large outdoor bin. It is estimated that more than a thousand pounds of copper was stolen from the bin at a scrap cost of $2500 to $5000. The copper pieces, originally from industrial electric motors are a unique identifiable shape.

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Please have a look at the attached photo. If you have seen a quantity of this rare copper, the Oceanside RCMP would like to hear from you. Contact Cst. DenHaan at (250) 248-6111 or report anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1 (888) 222 8477

Released by

Cpl. Jesse Foreman

NCO i/c Community Policing
Oceanside RCMP
727 West Island Highway, Parksville BC V9P 1B9
Office: 250-248-6111 extension 245


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