Nanaimo RCMP are searching for two men who allegedly beat a pair of campers with a baseball bat during an unprovoked attack.
At around 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 28th, a 39-year-old woman attended a local business and told the employee that two unidentified men had shown up with baseball bats and began hitting her and her 51-year-old male friend.
The pair were in a tent near Diver Lake, off of Labieux Road when the incident occurred and left them both in need of hospitalization.
The female victim told police that she did not recognize the alleged attackers who had driven up to the tent in an orange newer model car.
According to police, the assault lasted for several minutes after which the suspects got back in their vehicle and drove off in an unknown direction.
Paramedics transported the victims to the hospital after assessing that they had sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries consistent with being struck with a large, blunt object.
The first suspect is described as a heavy set Caucasian male between 25-35 years of age, wearing dark clothing and has dark hair and a goatee.
The second suspect was also described as a heavy set Caucasian male between 25-35 years of age with a dark beard and wearing a black bandana covering the lower half of his face.
Anyone with information about the suspects or the incident is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.
If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.