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Two attacks on females remained unsolved

Two attacks on females in the past three weeks remain unsolved and the Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in solving them.
The first incident occurred on March 27th and the most recent, on April 9th. Both females involved received injuries and there is no link between the two attacks.

On Tuesday March 27th at 3:15 AM, a 19 year old female was walking to work along Highland blvd when she was approached by a short First Nations male. Suddenly and without provocation, he punched her in the face then demanded she turn over her "valuables". She gave him her Nintendo game boy and a gift card from the Future Shop and Best Buy. The male then ran across the highway in a westerly direction. The suspect is approximately 5 ft 3 , slim build and was wearing dark clothing. The most noticable feature about him was his pocked marked face.

The most recent incident took place on Monday April 9th at 10:45 PM. A 79 year old female was walking along Selby St after a night out at Bingo when a male ran up behind her and tried to take her purse. The female held on and the the male gave up,then ran away. Unfortunatey during the ordeal, the female fell and injured herself. The suspect was last seen running down Albert St. He is described as tall and slim and was wearing dark clothing.

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