Nanaimo RCMP seek owners of Starbucks gift cards

NANAIMO – Search of suspect turned up several Starbucks gift cards and a receipt.

A cup of coffee awaits the owner of Starbucks gift cards seized during an arrest by Nanaimo RCMP in mid-December.

On Dec. 13, Nanaimo RCMP headed to Cilaire Drive, where a male was reported prowling driveways. Police located and arrested a 26-year-old male matching the description provided and a search of his belongings turned up Starbucks gift cards and a receipt for the purchase.

The officers were confident the suspect did not make the purchase and was in possession of the cards through allegedly criminal means, according to a Nanaimo RCMP press release.

“Officers have made local inquiries but to date, have not been able to identify who purchased the cards,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman. “They do know they were purchased at the Metral Drive Starbuck’s Dec. 12, at 8:37 p.m. It is possible the purchaser may not even know the cards were stolen.”

O’Brien added the last four digits of either the debit or credit card used to make the purchase are shown on the receipt.

If anyone has information on who purchased the gift cards, please contact Const. Eric Rettmer at 250-754-2345.

Nanaimo News Bulletin