(Nanaimo RCMP)

RCMP are looking for the public’s help in identifying a man who stole from seniors while they slept at a Nanaimo care facility.

Nanaimo RCMP Cst. Gary O’Brien said the incident occurred on Friday, June 8th at around 4:10 a.m.

He said the incident was reported to them by one of the residents who woke up the next morning and realized someone was in their room overnight.

Police reviewed video surveillance and discovered a masked man first tried to get in through the front doors of the central Nanaimo facility.

After failing to gain entry, the man went around the side of the building and climbed into several suites through unlocked ground-level windows.

He also broke into several vehicles in the parking lot.

The man was wearing a dark coloured balaclava which covered his face, dark clothing and a black hoodie, with white lettering on the front.  His left hand which was covered in a cast and his pinky finger and ring finger were wrapped in a bandage.

The care facility said they are reviewing their security features and working with residents to ensure ground level windows are kept locked at all times.

Aside from a small amount of costume jewelry, investigators still don’t know exactly what was stolen.

The name of the central Nanaimo care home was not released for privacy and safety reasons, O’Brien said. “The care facility is reviewing their security features and working with residents to ensure ground level windows are kept locked at all times.”

If you have information on this incident, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.

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