Just prior to 3 PM on Monday March 14, 2022, a man dressed in camouflage clothing burst into a north Nanaimo home, then blasted the two teenage girls with bear spray before stealing various items from the home. The incident left the girls and their families traumatized.
Nanaimo RCMP released a media request for information relating to the incident. Since that time, investigators have identified a vehicle of interest (see attached photo).
The vehicle that has been identified is a dark purple or brown 2000 model year Acura 1.6 EL sedan, with a missing front passenger side turn signal. This vehicle was captured on a home security system leaving the area at the time of the crime.
This was a very disturbing crime where two defenceless innocent teenagers were victimized, said Constable Simon Gallimore of the Nanaimo RCMP. The resulting investigation has been a priority for investigators who continue to seek leads and information on this crime.
If anyone has direct knowledge of this vehicle or of the home invasion and items stolen, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2022-8688.