On Thursday, November 22 at approximately 4:25 a.m. a male advised he had located a female injured on the sidewalk. Nanaimo RCMP attended the area and learned the female had been walking in the downtown area when she was struck from behind. She fell to the ground and the suspects took her wallet. She got up and eventually made her way to the Husky gas station, on Terminal Street. BC Ambulance took the female to hospital where she was treated for injuries to her face, hands, and shoulders. She was released later in the morning.

There is very little information on the suspects other than they seemed to be males, in their late teens, early 20’s. The exact location of the attack is unknown.

Later this same morning at approximately 7:20 am another female pedestrian had been walking on Dunster Road, Nanaimo BC when she heard what she thought were kittens behind the dumpster. As she went to check on this she was struck over the head. She was knocked unconscious and remained on the ground until she was found by a passer by. Her purse was rummaged through and money, including two dollar bills were taken. The female was taken by ambulance to Nanaimo Regional General Hospital where she is currently being examined for a head injury.

A similar occurrence was reported on October 26, 2012. On October 25, 2012 at approximately 4:00 am a female and male had been walking on Commercial St. near Skinner St, when they were struck in the head. The female’s purse was stolen. The couple did not call the police until the following day.

It is very important if you are a victim of a crime to contact the police as soon as possible.

At this time the RCMP do not know if the same suspects are involved in all of these robberies.

Nanaimo RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying these suspects. If anyone has any information they are asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477.