Can you identify?
2017-11-20 15:31 PST
File # 2017-31425
The male shown in the attached photo is alleged to have dropped a lit cigarette into a sharps container box resulting in the box catching on fire and causing significant smoke damage in a washroom of a local business. The incident occurred at approximately 9:50 pm on September 18th at the Co-op Gas bar located at 877 Bruce Ave. Pictures have recently been received by the investigator and are being released to the public in hopes of identifying this person.
The resulting fire and smoke caused the City of Nanaimo Fire and Rescue personnel to attend, however the fire was out prior to their arrival. The suspect male is described as white, mid 30's, short shaved hair and sporting a goatee. He was also noted to have many scabs on his face. If you know who this person is call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers.
Cst. Gary O'BrienMedia Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
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