Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Michael Leighton, who is wanted on 11 warrants on Vancouver Island and is a suspect in a recent break, enter and theft in Nanaimo. (Photos submitted)

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Michael Leighton, who is wanted on 11 warrants on Vancouver Island and is a suspect in a recent break, enter and theft in Nanaimo. (Photos submitted)

RCMP looking for break-and-enter suspect with 11 warrants on the Island

Nanaimo RCMP say Michael Leighton a suspect in theft of pistol and $40,000 worth of coins

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.

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