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Caught in the act: 20-year-old Nanaimo man arrested for attempted break and enter

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Nanaimo RCMP arrested a young man in the early hours of Friday, December 1st for an attempted break in while the homeowner was in the house. 

Police say the 20-year-old man was attempting to gain entry to the house located in the 100-block of Roberta Road East at around 3 a.m. on Friday morning. 

Officers responded to the scene following a 911 call from the homeowner who was inside the house, saying someone was trying to gain entry from an exterior window. 

According to police, the homeowner tried to use an aluminium baseball bat to repel the invader, but the bat fell into the suspect’s hands and was then used to assault the homeowner. 

When police arrived on the scene, there was a short scuffle with the invader, but he was eventually taken into custody successfully. 

The homeowner reportedly sustained some injuries in the form of “bumps and bruises,” but did not require medical attention. 

“This situation is a homeowner’s worst nightmare,”said Nanaimo R/Cst Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP. 

“His quick thinking and call to 911 however, allowed our officers to attend immediately and prevent further intrusion and violence from taking place.”

“It is important to remember that in an emergency your first call should be to 911 so that emergency first responders can help as soon as possible,” O’Brien concluded. 

The young man now faces criminal charges related to break and enter, assault with a weapon, resisting arrest and breach of probation. 

He is being held in custody and is expected to appear in Nanaimo Provincial Court in the afternoon of Friday, December 1st.

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