Police investigate arson to local business


2020-06-19 09:11 PDT

File # 2020-21839

The Nanaimo RCMP and City of Nanaimo fire Inspectors are investigating an arson which caused extensive damage to a local business. Fire crews arrived on scene at approximately 12:20 am on Thursday June 18th 2020, at Motion Specialities, located at 2517 Bowen Road. The blaze was contained to an outside loading dock and minimal damage was sustained to the interior of the building.

The fire was determined to have been caused by paper being shoved inside a number of wooden pallets then set on fire. Investigators noted the chain link fence surrounding the loading dock had been cut which allowed for access to the area. A backpack was also found at the scene containing paper and various debris.

Investigators are currently canvassing local businesses for any CCTV footage. If anyone has information on this incident, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345. 
 Front door of building  looking in to fire site from interior of building

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Cst. Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-3257
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238

Email: gary.obrien@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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