Two men believed to have committed an assault outside a Nanaimo pub warded off witnesses by claiming to be undercover police officers.
Nanaimo RCMP received reports of two men beating up a third man Tuesday afternoon. People had heard what sounded like a scuffle and headed to the pub parking lot, where two men were standing over someone and assaulting him.
The victim had scratches and his shirt was torn.
When questioned by the witnesses, the two men reportedly made their claim, gathered up the victim and left. No vehicle was seen.
The suspects are both believed to be 25 to 30 years old, and from five foot six to five foot eight. One man had black pants and a black hoodie, while the other had a blue T-shirt, brown pants and a hat.
The victim was described as being in his mid-20s with a thin build and dark, curly hair.
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