NanaimoCrime

The first reported occurrence was on Dec. 1, when a man purchased several antiques with three $100 bills. Police said the suspect was described as extremely aggressive and managed to persuade the clerk to agree to the purchase.
Police began an impaired driving investigation after observing the driver in the hospital.
A Nanaimo Military Museum volunteer was assaulted over the weekend after asking a group of people to clear space on a public walkway.
The bathroom’s urinals and toilet were destroyed sometime before 2 a.m., police said.
The Nanaimo RCMP is investigating after an 18-year-old woman was struck by a vehicle in a hit and run incident on Oct. 12.
The Nanaimo RCMP has launched an investigation after an unidentified person spray painted a large red swastika on the front window of a central Nanaimo business sometime overnight on Oct. 14. 
After being treated for several puncture wounds at Nanaimo Regional General Hospital, the 47-year-old man was placed in a cell at the RCMP detachment and later released.
The two suspects, both known to police, were arrested after being pulled over on Nicol Street and were later released with charges pending.
“This appears to be an unprovoked attack on a person in our community who was unable to defend himself,” said Const. Simon Gallimore, Nanaimo RCMP media relations officer.
Investigators believe the driver may not have realized the extent of the damage caused by the collision.

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