Nanaimo RCMP Search for Bear Spray Suspect

Nanaimo RCMP are searching for a suspect who threatened a Best Buy employee with a can of bear spray.

Police say the incident occurred at the Country Club Mall location on the evening of October 23rd.

They say the suspect was known to the business due to alleged prior criminal behaviours, and as he was being escorted out, he pulled out a can of bear spray and pointed it at the employee.

Mounties say the bear spray was not discharged, and the man fled on foot across the parking lot.

The man is described as a Caucasian male, standing 5 foot 8, with dark hair.  At the time of the incident he was wearing a black hat, Adidas sweater, black pants and carrying a backpack. 

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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