Seniors assaulted during violent home invasion in Nanaimo


WATCH: Nanaimo RCMP are searching for three suspects tonight after a violent and terrifying home invasion. Kendall Hanson reports.

Nanaimo RCMP are searching for the suspects behind a violent home invasion that left an elderly man with injuries.

Police said the home invasion happened at around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday on Garner Crescent. The married couple, who live in their home and are in their 70s, told police they were both sleeping when they were awoken by three men in their house.

One of the suspects struck the man in the forehead with a blunt object, knocking him to the ground, police said. The suspects then tied up both residents while they moved through the house.

Bank and credit cards, personal effects and jewelry were stolen from the couple. Police said the suspects drove off in the couple’s 2008 Lexus IS250 with BC plate 044 TCV. Nanaimo RCMP provided a stock photo of the car.

A stock photo of a 2008 Lexus IS250, the same type of car stolen from the senior couple. (Nanaimo RCMP).

A stock photo of a 2008 Lexus IS250, the same type of car stolen from the senior couple. (Nanaimo RCMP).

BC Paramedics were called to the home and the elderly man was taken to hospital where his laceration was treated. His wife was not injured but is traumatized.

“Based on interviews with the victims and certain things said by the suspects, we believe the suspects mistakenly entered the wrong home,” Const. Gary O’Brien, media relations officer with the Nanaimo RCMP, said in a release.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 and quote file # 2018-43539. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at or call 1-800-222-8477.

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP confirms that have recovered the stolen Lexus in central Nanaimo. It’s been towed to a secure bay for further examination.


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