RCMP investigate mischief and break-ins

Staff writer
February 1, 2014 01:00 AM

Sunshine Coast RCMP is investigating a series of break-ins and mischief at the Gibsons Marina.

On Jan. 29, RCMP received a report of a mischief and break and enter.

RCMP reviewed surveillance video and saw a group of approximately seven males wearing hoodies jumping the fence to the marina at approximately 10 p.m. on Jan. 26.

"Once inside, the group spent over six hours down by the docks, entering boats and tampering with many more," said media spokesperson Cpl. Steve Chubey. "A number of hatches were left wide open, exposing their cabins to the elements. It appears that boats with unlocked hatches were the primary target.

After leaving the marina, the suspects emptied a fire extinguisher on a vending machine and several vehicles in the parking lot."

RCMP have confirmed two boat break-ins, and it is expected that several more boat owners will be coming forward to report their boats being entered in the future.

"The Sunshine Coast RCMP would also like to remind boat owners to secure their boats when they are not around especially at night when break ins are more common," added Chubey.

Sunshine Coast RCMP are still investigating that matter and ask that any boat owners who's boats have been rummaged through contact Const. Ben Stewart at 604-885-2266 or BC Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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