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Police search for suspect in home invasion

Nanaimo Mounties are searching for a suspect following an incident Sunday they have categorized as a home invasion.

The incident happened shortly after 2 p.m. when a man kicked in the front door of a home in the 100 block of Doric Avenue.

“He was confronted by a homeowner – I don’t think he was expecting to find anyone home – and during the struggle a flare gun went off,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman.

The suspect ran out of the house and fled in a small dark-coloured car. There were at least two other men in the vehicle. No one was injured in the altercation and nothing was taken from the residence. The home is known to police.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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