Man suffers injury after being held and beaten at Nanaimo hotel.
2017-04-28 12:35 PDT
File # 2017-12423
At 8:48am on Thursday April 27th, the Nanaimo RCMP were contacted by a businessman who had been visiting Nanaimo and staying at a downtown hotel. The victim met another man at a licensed premise and both had gone together to a hotel room. Within the hotel room, the victim reported that he had been assaulted, tied up, and threatened, and some property stolen. The victim received numerous injuries and was taken to hospital, where he required surgery.
Police are asking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in this matter. He is described as a Caucasian male around 30 years old, with a medium build. He is balding in the front, and has a moustache and goatee. He was wearing a white short-sleeve shirt, dark jeans and flip flops.
Police are also investigating to determine if this was a hate motivated crime.
We are asking the public to assist in identifying the suspect in this crime. We also trying to determine if the victim was targeted based on his sexual orientation reported Corporal Jon STUART of the Nanaimo Detachment.
We are releasing a photo of our suspect to further the police investigation by identifying this male who is suspected of assaulting a member of the LGBTQ2+ community. We are asking the public to not approach this male, and to call the police if they can identify him, or know his whereabouts. If anyone has information regarding this matter they are asked to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com, text 274637, keyword Nanaimo or call 1-800-222-8477.
Cpl. Jon STUARTNCO i/c School Liaison / Media Relations Officer
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 2N3
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