Nanaimo RCMP is searching for a driver suspected of stealing a car before rolling it off the Old Island Highway, near Dorman Road, Wednesday afternoon. He then ran away.
It happened shortly before 1:30 p.m.
A white car was travelling northbound on the highway when it rolled off the right side of the road and into a grassy median.
Witnesses say the driver then ran away carrying three red Hilti bags.
A driver that stopped at the crash scene has reported to police he took the driver from the crashed car to Country Club Mall.
Police say a taxi then picked up the car theft suspect.
The suspect is described as a man between 25 and 30 years old, weighing around 130 pounds and having a gaped tooth. He was wearing a blue hoody and a ball cap at the time.
Police say they have a person of interest but they’re asking the public for any video they might have of the incident.
The car had been reported stolen from Albert Street at 10:30 in the morning, according to Nanaimo RCMP.