(Nanaimo RCMP)

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help in identifying an assault suspect. 

Around 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 23rd, a person was alleged to have assaulted another customer at Thrifty foods in the Port Place Mall. 

Witnesses told police the suspect had cut in front of an elderly person who was waiting in line to pay for groceries. 

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Another man in the same line witnessed this and expressed his displeasure to the individual. 

The suspect appeared to take exception to being called out for his behaviour and initiated physical violence with the other man. 

The victim was punched in the head several times but did not require medical treatment for the assault.

By the time police arrived at the call, the suspect fled the scene and was not located. 

A still photo of the suspect provided by the Nanaimo RCMP is a true resemblance to the individual who was involved in the altercation.

(Nanaimo RCMP)

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at  ​250-754-2345, and quote file # 2022-25312.

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