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Homeowner chases thief from bedroom

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Nanaimo RCMP are looking for a suspect who broke into a home in the middle of the night and gave the homeowner a nasty fright.

It happened on Wednesday, February 18 in 600 block of Regal St.

Cst. Gary O’Brien says a 27-year-old man was asleep in his bedroom with his wife and 2-year-old child when the light suddenly turned on.

The man was startled to find a stranger standing in the room.

O’Brien says the man jumped up and chased the stranger but wasn’t able to catch him.

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O’Brien says the suspect was described as white, about 5’6″, in his twenties, wearing a dark sweatshirt.

He made off with a lime green backpack with an Asus laptop inside.

If you have any information please call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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