Nanaimo RCMP found a shopping list of items to be stolen, allegedly, when they arrested a woman police have accused of breaking into two RCMP bait cars Wednesday. Photo submitted

Nanaimo suspect with ‘shopping list’ breaks into two bait cars in one day

Woman busted after incidents in early-morning hours Wednesday, Nov. 22

A woman was arrested by Nanaimo RCMP after she broke into not one, but two bait cars.

She was also reportedly caught with a ‘shopping list’ of items.

According to police, officers were alerted to the first of two bait car break-ins Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 5:40 a.m. Footage from the video recording system in that car, which was parked in central Nanaimo, was reviewed by investigators who obtained a description of suspect and the item taken.

Just 16 minutes later, police got a second bait car alert and allegedly saw the same suspect from the earlier break-in. Police caught her moments later, allegedly with an item taken from the first bait car, several pieces of government identification and mail from nearby residences.

For operational security reasons, Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, would not be specific about where the two bait cars were parked, but said the chances of being alerted to two bait cars in one night is extremely unlikely.

“Slim to none,” O’Brien said. “It’s never happened before, but the public should be aware that we have bait cars scattered throughout Nanaimo and if you want to take the chance of breaking into a car or stealing a car, it could be a bait car and this is exactly what could happen.”

Investigators also found a note they’ve referred to as the suspect’s shopping list – something police often find when arresting break-and-enter suspects – which is basically a wish list of items that people want stolen from vehicles. Items on the list found Wednesday included underwear, makeup, speakers, compression socks and size 10 Nike high tops.

Kimberly Taylor, 33, of Nanaimo, was arrested for possession of stolen property and taken into custody. She was released later that day and is scheduled to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Dec. 5.

To learn more about how to protect vehicles from theft, visit www.baitcar.com or follow @officialbaitcar on Twitter.



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