Nanaimo RCMP Media Advisory
Nanaimo file # 2020-16175


Two 16-year-old males have been arrested in connection with the fire that caused significant interior and exterior damage to the Circle K convenience store. The incident occurred at approximately 9:10 pm on Saturday May 2nd, 2020.

On Sunday May 3rd, the first of two suspects identified was arrested without incident at a south Nanaimo home. The second male was located in Ladysmith Monday May 4th Due to their ages, the two cannot be identified. The following charges have been approved:

Count 1: Arson Contrary to Section 433(a) CC
Count 2: Robbery Contrary to Section 344(1) (b) CC
Count 3: Arson Damaging Property Contrary to Section 434 CC
Count 4: Possessing of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose Contrary to Section 88 (1) CC

The investigation is continuing and at this time, both males remain in police custody.