A fishing boat parked beside the Trans-Canada Highway earlier this month was damaged extensively, and police are hoping someone can help them find the culprits.
Rosieâ€™s Choice was parked at the corner of the TCH and Mays Road north of Duncan between May 9 and 12, with a â€œfor saleâ€ sign on it.
â€œThe owner was hoping to stir up some interest in his boat in an attempt to sell it,â€ Cpl. Krista Hobday explained. â€œUnknown culprits had other thoughts and have damaged the boat extensively.â€
The boatâ€™s upholstery was slashed, along with every surface, including the ceiling of the interior cabin. The toilet was smashed beyond repair, and gasoline was poured throughout the interior.
â€œThis is a senseless crime,â€ Hobday said.
Anyone with more information about the crime should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).