VI Raiders football gear stolen from team locker room in Nanaimo – Parksville Qualicum Beach News


Nanaimo RCMP are searching for training equipment and anyone who stole it at the Comox Field facility of the VI Raiders football team. (Photo submitted)

VI Raiders football gear stolen from team locker room in Nanaimo

Culprits flee with equipment from Nanaimo team estimated at $ 15,000

Nanaimo RCMP investigators are looking for the person (s) who stole thousands of dollars in equipment from the VI Raiders football team.

The theft occurred between 10 p.m. on September 14 and 5:30 p.m. on September 15, when the culprits fled with large amounts of team equipment valued at approximately $ 15,000.

According to an RCMP press release, the suspect (s) broke into the team’s locker room at Comox Field and stole six black Threadscape-branded gym bags featuring the VI Raiders logo. The bags contained 80 training jerseys, plenty of protections and soccer balls, and 10 new black helmets with red cages.

“This is a significant loss for a very important sports institution in Nanaimo which has brought great joy to the community,” said Const. Nanaimo RCMP Media Relations Officer Simon Gallimore, in the statement.

Anyone with information or surveillance video of the break-in is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and cite File # 2021-34968.

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