black iPhone5 in purple case
On Sunday July 24th, at approximately 5:20 pm, a 14 year old female was punched in the face then robbed of her iPhone, in the vicinity of the Beban Recreational Centre, located at 2300 Bowen Road.
The female told police she was sitting at the tables outside the entrance to the pool when the male approached. He suddenly grabbed her iPhone and while attempting to stop him, she was punched and fell to the ground. An adult male intervened and chased the suspect with his vehicle but was unsuccessful. The female sustained some facial bruising and cut to her knee but did not require medical attention.
Investigators along with a Police Services Dog attended but were unable to located the male, who was last seen riding a bicycle into the area of the barns located on the east side of the complex.
Investigators spoke with the female victim and Good Samaritan and based on their observations, the suspect is described as follows:
- white male, 5 ft. 8 to 5 ft. 10, late teens to early twenties
- short brown hair, medium build
- white t-shirt, coloured shorts, blue napsack
- black small bicycle, possibly a stunt bike ( described as a mountain bike which was too small for him)
Investigators have found no connection with between the suspect and victim and are asking the public to assist in furthering this investigation, said Constable Gary O'Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP. If you have any information on the identity of the suspect, please call 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.