Police in Nanaimo have arrested one of two teens suspected to have been involved in an incident in which one of them is alleged to have shot a flare that ignited a blaze in a convenience store on the weekend. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP arrest teen in flare and fire investigation

Police searching for second suspect following Saturday’s alleged flare-shooting incident at Circle K

Nanaimo RCMP have arrested one of the two youths believed to be involved in a fire that heavily damaged a gas station convenience store on the weekend.

According to police, the suspect was arrested without incident at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday in a home in south Nanaimo.

The fire in the Circle K convenience store ignited after two teens allegedly shoplifted from the store, with one of them shooting a flare in the direction of the store clerk, setting merchandise on fire.

The 16-year-old suspect is currently in custody and expected to make an appearance in Nanaimo provincial court today, May 4. Investigators are currently searching for the second youth connected with the incident.

RELATED: Fire at Nanaimo convenience store starts after teen allegedly shoots flare at clerk



photos@nanaimobulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

crime

Comments are closed

Just Posted

Two injured hikers airlifted from North Vancouver Island Park

Campbell River and Comox Search and Rescue hoist team rescued the injured from Cape Scott Provincial Park

Victoria man collects 28 bags of trash along two-kilometre stretch of highway

20-year-old spent 12 hours collecting garbage near Thetis Lake

Indigenous B.C. tour operator keeps culture alive through virtual journeys in COVID-19 era

Campbell River based Homalco Tours is also in the process of setting up live cameras for bear viewing in Orford

Extension given for Cowichan region homeless tenting sites

Meeting with BC Housing to determine the next step

Greater Victoria infrastructure get millions in investments to help with economic recovery

New community spaces, health centre, turf fields coming for region

13 new B.C. COVID-19 cases, Langley Lodge outbreak ends

Health care outbreaks down to four, 162 cases active

‘Mind boggling’: B.C. man $1 million richer after winning Lotto 6/49 a second time

David O’Brien hopes to use his winnings to travel and of course keep playing the lottery

Seven-foot-tall Nanaimo resident helps man in distress in Departure Bay

Peters able to wade out far enough to help ‘frantic’ man in the water

B.C. teacher loses licence after sexual relationships with two recently-graduated students

The teacher won’t be allowed to apply for a teaching certificate until 2035

B.C.’s major rivers surge, sparking flood warnings

A persistent low pressure system over Alberta has led to several days of heavy rain

Alberta health minister orders review into response after noose found in hospital in 2016

A piece of rope tied into a noose was found taped to the door of an operating room at the Grande Prairie Hospital in 2016

B.C.’s Indigenous rights law faces 2020 implementation deadline

Pipeline projects carry on as B.C. works on UN goals

All community COVID-19 outbreaks declared over in B.C.

Abbotsford manufacturer cleared by Dr. Bonnie Henry

Most Read