Wanted Dayton Anderson (Nanaimo RCMP)

RCMP have issued a warrant for a 32-year-old man after he failed to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court following a home invasion.

Dayton Anderson is facing two charges from an incident dating back to October 8th, in which Anderson allegedly entered the home of a 52-year-old man and then assaulted him.

The victim told police he first saw the suspect walking through his home and when he went confronted him, the victim was punched in the face.

“The victim was standing on his sun deck when he was assaulted, and the force of the punch caused him to lose his balance and tumble off of his deck,” said Cst. Gary O’Brien.

“While left shaken by the ordeal and sporting a split lip, he did not require medical treatment,” added O’Brien.

Before the suspect fled, the victim managed to take several pictures of the individual.

Investigators circulated the photos to the local Block Watch program and within minutes, the unknown person was positively identified, O’Brien said.

Anderson was located the following day and arrested by police.

Police described him as a Caucasian man, standing 5′ 10″ tall and weighs about 175 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

O’Brien warned that Anderson should be considered violent and if seen, do not approach him and call 911, or the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

👋 Subscribe to the Victoria Buzz newsletter to receive the latest news, events and more directly to your inbox. Every weekday.