RCMP seeks leads

Pair of Port McNeill homes robbed in break-ins last week.

PORT McNEILL—The local RCMP detachment is seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect or suspects involved in a pair of home break-ins and thefts that occurred early last week.

The break-ins were discovered Tuesday, March 26, but may have occurred a day or two earlier, Port McNeill RCMP sergeant Craig Blanchard said. A variety of jewelry, gold and other valuable small items was taken from the homes, which were unoccupied at the time.

“It was unusual for here,” said Blanchard. “They were two empty houses whose owners were away on holiday.”

Blanchard asked that anyone with information on the crimes contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Port McNeill RCMP detachment at 250-956-4441.

“If anyone sees somebody with jewelry they shouldn’t have, we’d like to hear from them.”