Shoplifter threatens employee


2021-01-13 08:00 PST

File # 2021-1055

 Suspect walking out store with box containing stolen blender

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the man shown in the attached photo. It is alleged that at approximately 2:50 pm on Saturday January 9, 2021, the suspect stole a blender, valued at $150 from the Real Canadian Superstore. When confronted by an employee the suspect made threats of bodily harm then left the store.

Police attended and reviewed video surveillance. The suspect can be seen walking out of the business with the blender tucked under his arm. The suspect was followed from a distance, and observed leaving in a burgundy coloured Nissan Frontier pickup. No plate was obtained.

The suspect is white, approximately 6 ft. and 190 pounds. He was wearing a grey jacket with a black hoodie underneath, black baseball cap, jeans and a blue medical face mask.

If anyone has information on this incident or on the identity of the person, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2021-1055.

Released by

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


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