Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the following crime:
Several apartment buildings throughout Port Alberni have been the targets of vandalism and thefts, some on more than one occasion.
Throughout the month of November, unknown suspect or suspects have found entry into several apartment buildings, some forcibly. Once inside they make their way into the locked laundry rooms. The suspect or suspects then pry open locked coin boxes on the coin operated laundry machines stealing the coins within. In other instances, it appears that a key was used to access the money. Most of these incidents have occurred in the evening and night time hours.
At one building, 2 men were observed on security footage gaining entry into the building.
Anyone with information on this, or any other crime, is asked to contact the Port Alberni RCMP at 250-723-2424 or Alberni Valley Crime Stoppers at:
• by phone: 1-800-222-8477(TIPS)
• online: www.solvecrime.ca
• by SMS: Text: BCTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637)