RCMP seeking suspect in arson at Nanaimo business

Nanaimo RCMP are asking for public assistance in identifying a man seen leaving a Dollarama on March 29 minutes after a fire was reported at the store.

The fire was reported about 9 p.m. at the store at 609 Bruce Ave. and caused significant damage, even though it was confined to one aisle.

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The store was about to close when the fire was noticed by an employee.

Investigators were told a male was seen in the area where the fire started, and had been inside the store for about 15 minutes. He was seen leaving through the rear door with a shopping cart.

The suspect is described as about six-foot-five with a thin build. He was wearing dark clothing and had a red-and-pink mask.

Call Nanaimo RCMP at 260-754-2345 with any information.

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