Police seek to identify suspect in assault on Regional District of Nanaimo(RDN)transit bus

Nanaimo, Can You Identify

2023-09-08 11:06 PDT

File # 2023-29802

Suspect walking off bus following assault on bus T

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking the public for their assistance in identifying the individual shown in the attached photo. It is alleged that at approximately 3 PM on Saturday August 26, 2023, this person assaulted three youths on an Regional District of Nanaimo(RDN)Transit bus. The picture provided was recently forwarded to the investigator.

RDN Transit contacted the police immediately after the incident. Police were told that the youths, ranging in age from 13-16, were sitting behind the suspect. At one point there was an interaction between the youths and the man. During this interaction, the suspect stood up and began punching the youths repeatedly in the face. He then walked over to the exit door and kicked it repeatedly until the driver pulled over and let him out. The man was last seen walking southbound along Uplands Drive. The youths were not seriously injured but did sustain some minor cuts, bruising and swelling from the punches.

The suspect is described as a Caucasian man, 35-45 years of age, 5 ft. 10 inches, glasses and with receding short brown hair. He was wearing a blue tank top, blue shorts, and was carrying a black backpack. If you have information on the identity of this person, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.

Released by

R/Cst Gary O'Brien

Media Relations Officer
Nanaimo RCMP
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
Office: 250-755-4460 Ext. 4533
Cell: 250-713-0701
Fax: 250-755-3238

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

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