Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them figure out the identity of a man who allegedly tried to rob a Tim Hortons through its drive-thru window early Wednesday.                                Photo submitted

Police in Nanaimo hope the public can help them figure out the identity of a man who allegedly tried to rob a Tim Hortons through its drive-thru window early Wednesday. Photo submitted

Tim Hortons attempted robbery suspect sought

Suspect allegedly brandished knife during robbery attempt in Nanaimo

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s help to identify a man who allegedly tried to rob the Dickinson Crossing Tim Hortons at 6892 Island Highway North.

According to Nanaimo RCMP, the incident happened just after midnight on Wednesday, Nov. 29, when the suspect appeared at the drive-thru window on foot, brandished a knife and demanded cash from the till. However, the employee did not turn over any money and the suspect departed on foot and was not seen again.

The suspect is white, 35-40 years old, heavy set with a moustache and goatee. He was last seen wearing a grey tuque and a black jacket with distinctive white lettering along the left sleeve.

Anyone with information about the identity of this person is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.