An arrest warrant has been issued for a 26-year-old Nanaimo man who missed a court date.
The warrant was issued after Chance Nichol failed to appear in provincial court in Nanaimo to face a break-and-enter charge.
According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, Nichol allegedly broke into a compound surrounding Tuff City Power Sports, at 151 Terminal Ave., Oct. 9, and stole two motorbike tires. Police responded to the business’ alarm at about 10 p.m. When they reviewed video surveillance footage it showed an image of a male suspect entering the secure compound and walking away with the tires.
Moments later, officers on patrol located a suspect nearby matching the description of the individual seen in the compound, with the tires found nearby, so he was arrested for break-and-enter and identified as Nichol.
Nichol is Caucasian, 5-foot-8, 130 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. He has several tattoso including one on his left arm that reads ‘Harewood,’ ‘M.O.B.’ on his right hand, a diamond on his left cheek and a crown on the right side of his neck.
Anyone with information on Nichol’s whereabouts is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2019-40917.