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RCMP investigating nail gun thefts, tire slashing

COMOX, B.C- The Comox Valley RCMP are looking for stolen nail guns.

According to a news release issued from the detachment on Tuesday morning, a break and enter was reported to police on Jan. 31, 2018. The incident had occurred near Comox Avenue and Anderton Road in Comox, where a trailer that had been parked overnight was broken into. Several construction tools were stolen, including nail guns and batteries.

Beyond the construction site thefts, the local detachment also responded to 11 calls for thefts from vehicles from Jan.30 to Feb.5.

“Items taken from these vehicles included, cash/change, batteries, bottles of water, glasses, a flashlight, clothing, briefcases, personal documents, sun glasses and license plates,” read the release.

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“The Comox Valley RCMP is reminding residence to ensure your vehicle is locked if you leave it parked for any length of time. Always ensure you do not leave anything of value in your vehicle.”

An attempted break and enter in Courtenay was also reported to the Comox Valley RCMP on Feb. 1.

“During the early morning hours, an unknown person(s) unsuccessfully attempted to enter a business located on the 300 block of 11 Street, in Courtenay,” read the release.

“The door sustained damages, but the business was not entered.”

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A parked vehicle was reported stolen from the 300 block of Lerwick Road in Courtenay. It was described as a 2006 green four door Saturn Vue, with the BC license plate of EX251K. Anyone who sees this vehicle should call the RCMP at 250-338-1321 and cite the file number 2018-1501.

Two commercial truck batteries were reported stolen to the detachment on Feb. 2. They were taken from a truck that had been parked on the 1500 block of Piercy Avenue in Courtenay.

A report of tires being slashed in the same area was brought to the police on Feb. 3, after an unknown person damaged all four tires of a parked vehicle.

Anyone with any information on these incidents should contact the RCMP.

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