Police in Nanaimo are asking for the public's help to identify suspect of two armed robberies in August.

Police in Nanaimo are asking for the public's help to identify suspect of two armed robberies in August.

Nanaimo Mounties ask public to help identify armed robbery suspect

NANAIMO – Police asking public to help identify suspect in armed robberies.

Police in Nanaimo are asking for the public’s help identifying a suspect believed responsible for two armed robberies Aug. 13.

The first robbery occurred at 2:40 a.m. at the 7-Eleven at Terminal Avenue and Townsite Road when a man wearing a wig and holding a large knife demanded cash from the clerk and then fled. The second robbery occurred at 10:52 p.m. the same day at the Northfield Road Esso gas station when a man wearing a wig walked in brandishing a knife, demanded cash and fled.

In the 7-Eleven incident, the suspect wore a red Hurley T-shirt, baggy grey sweatpants and grey/black shoes with white laces. No tattoos were visible on his arms.

In the Northfield Road Esso robbery, the suspect wore a dark coloured ball cap, light grey hoodie and dark pants.

Anyone with information on these two crimes, please call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 27463 with keyword Nanaimo, or online www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.