A family-run microbrewery that was about to launch in Nanaimo has had its plans go awry after being hit by thieves.
Owners of Cliffside Brewing Company at 11 Cliff Street in Nanaimo told RCMP that a break-in occurred sometime overnight on May 2. When the owners arrived in the morning, they found the side door to the business had been left open with pry marks on it.
The thieves stole several items, including a brewing equipment with a machine worth $6,500, power tools, and a video surveillance camera.
A few days after reporting the break-in, some of the power tools were recovered in Downtown Nanaimo but other tools and items remain missing.
One of the owners, Jack Eubank, stated in an RCMP news release that they were four month away from opening but are now facing a significant setback.
Anyone who has information about this theft is asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or, to remain anonymous, Nanaimo Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.