Nanaimo RCMP looking for man suspected of damaging fire hydrant

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a man suspected of tampering with a fire hydrant, leaving it inoperable.

Around 7:40 a.m. on Sept. 29, the suspect removed metal from the inner piping attachment of the fire hose of a hydrant outside Marks Work Warehouse on Uplands Drive. The damage required a repair by maintenance crews.

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Video surveillance caught footage of a man police believe is responsible.

The suspect is white, approximately 45-55 years old and wearing a tan coat and white running shoes. He had a black strap wrapped around his waist and legs and was pushing a shopping cart.

Police ask anyone with information on this crime to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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