North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP searching for large stolen boat propeller

Police are trying to track down a massive boat propeller that disappeared earlier this month.

The polished brass prop, seven feet in diameter and weighing about 1,500 pounds, was reported stolen on June 7. It has "Beach Drive Bed and Breakfast" stained into the brass, and is worth about $10,000.

Investigators have recovered some portions of the prop, but are hoping to track down the rest of it. Any businesses or individuals who have been approached by someone looking to sell portions of the prop, or if they know anyone who has been approached, are asked to contact police.

Anyone with information should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.