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Suspects pretended to be police officers

Oct 18 2012

Two men believed to have committed an assault outside a Nanaimo pub Tuesday afternoon warded off witnesses by claiming to be undercover police officers.

Witnesses told Nanaimo RCMP that they heard what sounded like a scuffle and headed to the parking lot, where they saw two men standing over another man and assaulting him.

When questioned, the two men reportedly said that they were undercover officers, gathered up the victim and left.

The suspects are believed to be 25 to 30 and five-foot-six to five-foot-eight. One was wearing black pants and a black hoodie, while the other had a blue T-shirt, brown pants and a hat.

Nanaimo RCMP are asking anyone with information to call them at 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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