Nanaimo RCMP are asking public help in locating a man wanted in relation to a locker theft where a gun and $40,000 in silver coins were stolen.
According to a press release, Michael Leighton, 32, is wanted on one count of assault from Saanich and 10 property-related warrants from the Comox Valley. In addition, Nanaimo RCMP say he is a suspect in a recent break-and-enter theft from storage lockers in Nanaimo. A Ruger pistol and approximately $40,000 in Canadian silver coins were stolen in the incident.
Leighton is described as Caucasian, standing 5-feet-11, weighing 175 pounds. He has dark hair and police say he sports a beard and moustache, and often ties his hair in a man bun. He is also associated with a silver/white Mercedes Benz sedan with B.C. licence plate KW5 12L.
Anyone with information on Leighton’s whereabouts is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP’s non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.