A break and enter occurred between March 1 and 15 to a residence on Ragged Island, located between Keats Island and Bowen Island.
The owner arrived home to find his house and shed had been rummaged through, and numerous items were missing from each. Among the items stolen were:
• Smith and Wesson 22 calibre revolver
• 12 foot silver and red Lund aluminum boat, with the name Rag-LUND Island in stickered letters on both sides
•Evinrude 9.9 hp outboard motor, painted light blue
• Silver scuba-diving tank
Found on the beach at the residence was a 5’ Horizon fiberglass dinghy, with sail and rudder. Police have not yet determined whether this boat was connected to the break and enter.
Break and enters are serious and hurtful crimes to any homeowner, however we have special concern in this instance due to the fact that a firearm was stolen, said Cst Harrison Mohr with Sunshine Coast RCMP. We are in the process of speaking with residents on nearby islands who may have seen something suspicious, and the RCMP’s Forensic Identification Services from the Lower Mainland will be examining some items left behind by the intruder for fingerprints or DNA.
Police ask anyone with information about this crime, or any other marine-related thefts, to call Sunshine Coast RCMP, at (604) 885-2266, or Crimestoppers, at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).