RCMP are seeking the public’s help in tracking down a thief or thieves who broke into and stole merchandise from the Redden Net business on Hardy Bay Road.
The break-in occurred sometime between 4:45 p.m. on June 1 and 7:30 a.m. on June 2, the RCMP detachment said in a written release.
Entry was gained through the front door, causing considerable damage.
Among the items stolen were Dexter Russell Knives and Frost Knives, Helly Hansen Rain gear in various colours, and a substantial amount of fishing gear including hoochies, crimps, longline snaps, flashers and hooks. RCMP Forensic Identification Services attended from Campbell River and are assisting with the investigation.
Help is also being sought from the community in the wake of two vehicles stolen early in the morning June 8.
One was stolen in the Peel Street area, a 2000 Silver Ford F350 crew cab truck, long box dualie diesel with a blue stripe and a red pinstripe above. License plate number is 9573 LR.
The second vehicle, stolen from a Cedar Place address, was recovered by police on Highway 19, just north of the Fort Rupert road. There was no apparent damage to the vehicle, but police are seeking any information from the public about the theft.
It was unknown whether the thefts were related, police said.
If anyone witnessed these crimes or knows who committed any of the crimes, please call Port Hardy Detachment at 250 949-6335 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS 8477.