(Nanaimo RCMP)

Nanaimo RCMP have identified a vehicle of interest in a March home invasion and are asking for the public to come forward with any information that may assist in the case.

Just before 3 p.m. on March 14th, an unknown person burst into a home in the 5200-block of Lost Lake Road and hit two teenage sisters with a blast of bear spray.

The sisters, after coming face to face with the intruder, immediately ran from the home to a nearby residence.

Police, including a police dog, arrived on scene within minutes but could not locate the suspect.

See more: Two teenage girls attacked with bear spray during Nanaimo home invasion

After the incident, RCMP asked for anyone with information regarding the incident, including vehicle dashcam video and home security camera footage to come forward. 

Now, investigators have identified a vehicle of interest on home security footage leaving the area at the time of the crime. 

The vehicle is a dark purple or brown 2000 model year Acura 1.6 EL sedan, with a missing front passenger side turn signal. 

“This was a very disturbing crime where two defenseless innocent teenagers were victimized,” said Constable Simon Gallimore of the Nanaimo RCMP. 

Investigators continue to seek leads and information on this crime.

Anyone with information of this vehicle or of the home invasion and items stolen is asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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