Male assaulted then robbed in Bowen Park


2017-10-06 08:10 PDT

File # 2017-32085

A grandfather and his grandson out for a walk in a local park were assaulted then robbed by an unknown male. The incident occurred between 5:15 pm and 5:30 pm on Saturday September 23, 2017 in Bowen Park, near a wooded area north of the picnic tables and walking bridges and adjacent to the Millstone Stream.

The 71 year old male victim told police he and his 20 year old grandson were casually walking through the park when at one point he went off the trail and behind a bush to privately urinate. At that time he noticed a male walking directly towards him. Without any warning the unknown male punched the grandfather and then his grandson in the face, knocking the 71 year to the ground and causing his eyeglasses and baseball hat to fall off. The suspect initially demanded their wallets but seeing cap and glasses on the ground choose those then walked away. The baseball cap is brown and has San Diego Zoo on the brim and SDZ printed on the side; the eyeglasses are Gucci and brown in colour.

The 71 year old later required several stiches to close a cut to his lower lip. His grandson did not require medical attention. The male suspect is white with blonde hair and wore a brown jacket and brown pants and was accompanied by a female who did not participate in the assault. This female is described as having long black hair and wearing brown clothes.

If anyone has information on this incident please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at, 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


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