Nanaimo RCMP seek public assistance identifying two men, following a night deposit box break-in attempt at the Scotiabank in Nanaimo’s north end July 2. (Submitted photo)

Masked suspects spend an hour drilling unsuccessfully into bank wall in Nanaimo

Nanaimo RCMP seek tips on July 2 incident at north-end Scotiabank

Police in Nanaimo are seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in an attempted break-in at a night deposit box at a north-end bank.

According to a press release from Nanaimo RCMP, the Scotiabank near Woodgrove Centre saw its deposit box damaged in an incident that occurred early on July 2. When bank employees arrived at work later that morning, they noticed a hole had been drilled at the bottom of the box. The hole was approximately 20-30 centimetres in diameter and would have required a considerable amount of time to accomplish, said police. A prying tool was used to pry or peel off stucco on the bottom of the wall, but access to the deposit box was not gained.

Video surveillance shows two males with faces concealed and wearing gloves, in the vicinity of the deposit box from 3:45 a.m. until 4:50 a.m., the press release said.

There are so far no witnesses or suspects, said Nanaimo RCMP, but if anyone has any information on the two individuals, they are asked to call the non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Those wishing to remain anonymous are asked to contact Nanaimo Crime Stoppers via its website, www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, or by phone at 1-800-222-8477.

For past coverage of unsolved crimes in Nanaimo, click here.

READ ALSO: Nanaimo RCMP seek help identifying man alleged to have used stolen credit card


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Work begins on Sooke’s Evergreen Centre expansion

More trees will be planted to replace those lost

Victoria businesses remain plastic-bag free, despite court ruling

Business association says no one has inquired into re-establishing the use of plastic bags

BC Ferries’ top boss helps clean Willows Beach

Old shoe, men’s underpants and too many cigarette butts on Willows

New top cop coming to Sooke in September

Sgt. Brett Sinden comes to Sooke from Sidney

‘Bad choices make good stories’: Margaret Trudeau brings her show to Just for Laughs

Trudeau says over the decades she has been suicidal, manic, depressed

Canadian is detained in China on drug allegations: Chinese government

Detention of a Canadian in China comes as part a diplomatic dispute triggered by arrest of Huawei exec Meng Wanzhou

Rare white ravens spotted again in mid-Island

Nature photographer Mike Yip said mysterious birds back in Coombs area

CO’s call off efforts to trap bear who attacked North Island man

Woss man recuperating after incident on remote logging road

Too much time on social media can hurt teens’ mental health: study

Researchers conducted a four-year survey of more than 3,800 adolescents between Grades 7 and 11

Advocates want charges in horse deaths during Calgary Stampede chuckwagon races

Chuckwagon races are a nightly spectacle during the Stampede, a 10-day annual celebration of western life

ICBC insurance renewals get more complicated this year

Crash history, driver risk prompt more reporting requirements

Diversity a Canadian strength, Trudeau says of Trump tweets at congresswomen

Trudeau avoided using Trump’s name when he was asked about the president’s Twitter comments

B.C. couple bring son home from Nigeria after long adoption delay

Kim and Clark Moran of Abbotsford spent almost a year waiting to finalize adoption of Ayo, 3

Most Read