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Nanaimo man wanted for Port Alberni B&E

Police hope the public can help them track down a Nanaimo man wanted for a store break-in in Port Alberni.

Pierre Gino Guidotti, 38, who was last known to reside in Nanaimo, has been charged with breaking and entering, theft, possession of stolen property over $5,000, flight from a peace officer and dangerous operation of a motor vehicle.

The charges stem from a break-in to a Port Alberni store April 22.

Police allege Guidotti and an unnamed accomplice fled after they were discovered on the Port Alberni Highway driving a stolen vehicle shortly after the break in.

The vehicle crashed into a ditch, after it ran over a tire deflation device deployed by Oceanside RCMP just outside Qualicum Beach, and the suspects tried to evade police on flat tires.

One suspect was arrested at the scene, but police have been searching for Guidotti since.

Anyone in the Nanaimo area who sees Guidotti or knows of his whereabouts are asked to avoid direct contact with him and call the Nanaimo RCMP immediately at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

 

 

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