Smash and grab suspect caught on video

Nanaimo, BC – The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying a male who went to some effort to steal a couple of bottles of booze during a late night break and enter.

At 3:57 am on Monday April 24, 2017, the male shown in the attached video, broke into the Cassidy Country Kichen, located at 2930 Trans-Canada Highway. The video clearly shows the suspect approaching from the side of the restaurant with his face covered gloves on and holding a large rock. After violently throwing the rock at the front door several times, the glass door smashes and the male goes inside. While not shown, the suspect leaves within 2 minutes carrying two bottles of hard liquor and some mix. He then runs north bound along the merge lane on the Trans-Canada Highway.

“This is the second break to the restaurant within the past several months and investigators believe this same male is involved in both incidents. This suspect has a distinct gait which should be helpful in identifying him,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

If anyone has information on this crime please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.

Police File File # 2017-12029

Nanaimo RCMP


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