Brazen theft of bicycle from 9 year old

Nanaimo

2017-04-04 08:27 PDT

File # 2017-8838

Bike thief

The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating the theft of a bicycle from a 9 year old which occurred at on Saturday March 25, 2017 at approximately 5 pm outside the Nanaimo Aquatic Centre (NAC).

The victim told investigators he and his brother were standing outside the NAC located at the intersection of 3rd St and Wakesiah Ave when a male approached. This person asked the two what time it was then said time to steal your bike. He then threatened to punch the youth before forcibly taking his bike. The male was last seen riding off east bound along 3rd St on the bike described as a grey Devinci Jackson. Patrols of the area proved negative in locating the suspect male.

Video surveillance of the male has been obtained. The suspect is described as a white, approximately 25-35 years of age, 5 ft. 6 with a thin build and short blond hair. He was wearing a black jacket, light coloured blue jeans and beige Timberland boots. He also wore sunglasses with white rims.

If anyone has information on this crime, call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.
 

Released by

Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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