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Police seek witnesses in Nanaimo assault and robbery


Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help in regards to an incident in which a man was assaulted and robbed in downtown Nanaimo last Monday.

The incident occurred at 5 a.m. on Monday, February 8th near the intersection of Front Street at Bastion street.

The 33-year-old victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries when he was approached and assaulted by two men and one woman while taking photos of the downtown core.

The victim told police the woman had red hair, and the man who assaulted him was Caucasian, with black hair and wore a black and white baseball cap.

No description could be provided for the third man.

Accused of recording the three individuals, the victim was punched in the head which caused him to fall on the ground and lose consciousness for a short period of time.

When the victim awoke, his wallet and phone were gone.

With the help of a security guard from the nearby Coast Bastion Hotel, the victim located the three individuals close by and ultimately received his phone and personal identification.

Anyone with information on this incident or the identity of any of the three suspects, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

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