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RCMP seek ‘vehicle of interest’ in violent Nanaimo home invasion

Click to play video: 'Nanaimo sisters bear sprayed during home invasion' Nanaimo sisters bear sprayed during home invasion
WATCH: Two Nanaimo sisters are recovering after a stranger walked into their home and bear sprayed them. The teens were home alone, and believed someone was playing a prank on them at first. As Kylie Stanton reports, the girls' mother is pleading for the suspect to do the right thing, and turn himself in – Mar 15, 2022

Nanaimo RCMP have released an image of a “vehicle of interest” in a violent home invasion in which two teen girls were hit with pepper spray.

The incident happened around 3 p.m. on March 14, when a man clad in a balaclava and camouflage burst into the home in the 5200-block of Lost Lake Road as they were watching a movie.

Nanaimo RCMP are looking for this vehicle in connection with a violent home invasion last month. Nanaimo RCMP

Mounties say the suspect blasted the girls with bear spray before stealing a variety of items from the home and fleeing, leaving the girls traumatized.

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Read more: ‘The scariest sight’: Teen sisters bear-sprayed by stranger who broke into Nanaimo, B.C. home

On Thursday, police released an image of a dark purple or brown 2000 model Acura 1.6 EL sedan with a missing front passenger turn signal, captured on a neighbour’s home security system.

Anyone with information on the vehicle, the home invasion or the items that were stolen is being asked to contact Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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