The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s help to identify a male who allegedly assaulted a male in the parking lot of a local business. The incident occurred at approximately 10:30 pm on Saturday April 25th, 2020, in the parking lot of the Gas N Go, located at the intersection of Morden Road and the Trans Canada Highway.

Police and BC Paramedics attended. The victim told officers he and his friend drove to the business to purchase lotto tickets. As he was walking towards the business, he noticed a piece of garbage lying on the ground. He decided to pick it up and placed it in the back of a nearby Nissan pickup.

A passenger in the Nissan took exception to this and charged at the victim, then proceeded to punch him the victim in the head multiple times. The confrontation lasted a few minutes until such time, the suspect returned to the Nissan and sped off. The victim was later treated at the Nanaimo hospital for a possible broken nose.

The suspect male is Caucasian, 25-35 years old, heavy set with dark hair and a beard. He was wearing white shorts, dark shoes and a dark coloured golf shirt. If anyone has information on this incident, please contact the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.