Police searching for parole jumper

North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP. - file
North Cowichan-Duncan RCMP.
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A man who served jail time for robberies locally and elsewhere has fled parole in Victoria, and is presumed to have left the city.

RCMP issued an arrest warrant for 23-year-old Benjamin Schooner after he failed to report to his community residential facility on the island on Wednesday.

Schooner served the majority of his 40-month sentence for robberies and for assaulting a police officer in Chilliwack, Courtenay, Parksville, Nanaimo, and Mill Bay, during 2007 to 2009.

Schooner is a First Nations man, 6 foot tall, 210 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He has “FTP” tattooed on his left arm, “WC” on his right, and “HUSTLA” on his right leg.

RCMP warn that Schooner should be considered violent, and not approached. They request that anyone who knows where Schooner is, to contact the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477(TIPS), or online


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