Date of Crime

- January 5, 2017


2900 Block of 3rd Avenue

Crime Stoppers needs your help in solving the following crime:

The Merit Furniture and Appliances 1 ton cube delivery van has been broken into twice in the last 3 weeks. On both occasions the white 2008 Ford 1 ton cube van was parked in the parking lot off the alley at the rear of the Merit Furniture store in the 2900 block of 3rd Ave.
In the week before Christmas the van was broken into and several hand tools, 2 cordless drills, several moving straps and a 2 x 4 brown carpeted furniture dolly were taken. The approximate value of the loss is $350.00.
Between Wednesday January 4th at 10 PM and Thursday January 5th at 9 AM the van was broken into for a second time. This time, the latching handle on the roll down door was smashed, breaking it and allowing access into the van’s cargo area. Stolen was a Mastercraft ¼ inch socket set, several moving straps, and a blue metal hand truck. The approximate value of the stolen items and damage to the truck is $500.00.

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)