One male in police custody after hijacking a truck in Nanaimo this morning.
It happened just after 11:30 a.m. as the truck’s driver pulled into his driveway on Merlin Street.
He was confronted by by a male suspect who was wearing a mask and carrying what was believed to be a firearm.
The suspect jumped into the truck and a scuffle ensued.
During the struggle, the suspect’s mask came off and he lost possession of the gun.
The vehicle was in gear and drove into the house.
The suspect and male got out of the vehicle and continued to struggle.
The suspect jumped back into the male’s truck and left.
The victim immediately called RCMP and the victim’s vehicle was spotted by RCMP officers.
Maintaining a safe distance, unmarked police vehicles followed the vehicle south on the TransCanada Highway.
He was arrested after pulling into the parking lot behind Rutledge’s store on Morden Road.
During the arrest the suspect sustained a dog bite to his left shoulder.
The suspect is a 35 year old male whom is known to police.
The firearm was secured by police and it was found to be an imitation firearm.