Second teen arrested in Nanaimo convenience store flare fire

Second teen arrested in Nanaimo convenience store flare fire

The second teen suspect wanted in connection with a Nanaimo convenience store fire that occurred over the weekend has been arrested.

Nanaimo RCMP said in a press release issued on Tuesday that they arrested both 16-year-old suspects that were wanted in connection with a fire that caused significant interior and exterior damage to a Circle K store located at a Petro-Canada gas station on Departure Bay Road in Nanaimo.

Police allege that two 16-year-old males walked into the store at around 9 p.m., selected a few items, and before leaving, one of the teens fired a “single tube flare” in the direction of a Circle K employee. The flare caused significant damage to the store.

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Nanaimo RCMP arrested one of the two teens without incident in south Nanaimo on Sunday and located and arrested the second teenage suspect in Ladysmith on Monday.

The two teens have been charged with robbery, arson, arson damaging property, and possession of a weapon for dangerous purposes.

They both remain in police custody.


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