One man crime spree in Duncan

One man crime spree in Duncan

Ryan William McDonald, 40, charged with numerous offences

Numerous charges were laid after a one-man crime spree in Duncan on March 28.

A man entered a retail business on Trunk Road in the Duncan Mall area at approximately 6 p.m. demanding money from the till, followed by forcible entry into a Rockridge Road area residence where the same man is reported to have assaulted another man in his home.

The man then returned to the parking lot of the Duncan Mall in his truck driving in what police describe as a very unsafe manner at a high rate of speed.

Numerous 911 calls were received by the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP detachment reporting there was a black Ford F-150 going the wrong way, up on the sidewalk and endangering other motorists and pedestrians.

Police arrested Ryan William McDonald, 40, before anyone else was injured.

He faces numerous charges, including assault, forcible entry, unlawfully being in a dwelling, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle and mischief under $5,000.

“We are very thankful no one was injured in the parking lot,” said RCMP Cpl. Krista Hobday.

It could have ended very differently.

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are appealing to the public for any information related to these offences that they may have witnessed, or have become privy to since the incidents.

People can call the detachment directly at 250-748-5522, or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).