Nanaimo, BC – Early Thursday evening the Nanaimo RCMP responded to a report of a home invasion. The incident occurred at approximately 6:50 pm, on Thursday January 6, 2022, in the 500 block of Second Street.
Responding Officers flooded the area and were able to locate a suspect vehicle attempting to flee the scene of the crime. 4 men, all from Nanaimo were arrested without incident and transported them to the Nanaimo Detachment for further investigation.
Upon arriving at the scene, investigators located a victim in his early 20’s, inside a home, who had suffered minor injuries, from an altercation with the suspects. A number of officers responded to the incident which included General Duty officers, Police Dog Services and the Nanaimo Projects Unit.
“The response by officers to this dangerous volatile situation was a clear cut example of the strong communication between 9-1-1 dispatchers, General Duty patrol officers and specialized plain clothes units, whose goal is to ensure the safety of the citizens of Nanaimo,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP. “It appears at this time the incident was an isolated deliberate event, and that there is no further risk to the public.”
A 35-year-old Nanaimo man was released from police custody on criminal court appearance documents for Assault with a Weapon. His first appearance date has been set for March 15, 2022, in Nanaimo Provincial Court. The remaining males were released from police custody without charge.
Officers continue to investigate this matter and are asking for anyone that witnessed the event to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2022-554.
File # 2022-554
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