Shoplifter brandishes scissors over $3 energy drink

Nanaimo RCMP are searching for a shoplifter who threatened a store employee over a $3 energy drink on the weekend.

Nanaimo RCMP are searching for a shoplifter who threatened a store employee over a $3 energy drink on the weekend.

The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. Saturday when an employee of the Superette grocery store at 687 Albert St. saw a man take an energy drink and leave without paying.

When the clerk confronted him outside, the suspect pointed a pair of scissors at him in a threatening manner, then got on his BMX bike and pedalled off.

The suspect is described as a First Nations man, about 30, was wearing a black baseball cap, black shirt and carrying a black and white backpack. His BMX bike was also black.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com.