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Nanaimo RCMP are asking for dashcam footage or witnesses who may have seen three male suspects assault a 24-year-old homeless man with a metal pipe this past weekend.

Police said the unprovoked attack occurred just before 11 p.m. at Museum Way in downtown Nanaimo on Saturday October 2nd.

Police responded to a report of an assault with a weapon and were told that a homelessness person had been struck with a metal pipe or similar object.

The victim was transported to hospital with head and facial trauma.

Witnesses told investigators that three male suspects dressed in dark clothing approached the victim on Museum Way.

According to witnesses, the suspects asked the victim a question and suddenly struck him with an object resembling a metal pipe.

The suspects then ran towards Gordon Street and were last seen getting into a black minivan that fled toward Terminal Avenue.

Anyone with dashcam or other video footage from the area bounded by Museum Way, Commercial Street, Terminal Avenue and Gordon Street between the hours of 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. on October 2nd are asked to contact investigators.
Additionally, police are asking anyone who may have witnessed this attack to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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