Would-be thief in Nanaimo loses jacket when homeowner attempts to catch him. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo vehicle break-in suspect sheds winter coat

Suspect makes getaway after encounter with vehicle owner in Extension on Jan. 10

A suspect in a vehicle break-in ended up with less than he started with.

A suspect was nearly collared by the vehicle’s owner in an incident last week in Extension. According to a Nanaimo RCMP press release, a homeowner on Flagstone Road caught a man trying to break into his parked car at about 7 a.m. Wednesday. The homeowner grabbed the suspect by the back of his jacket, but the suspect managed to slip out of it and took off running minus his coat.

The suspect is white, had a medium build and, prior to encountering the homeowner, was wearing a dark-coloured jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or submit a tip online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.

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