A Crescent Beach resident suffered serious facial injuries after being assaulted by a group of male youth Friday night.
Erik Seiz told Global News that the incident occurred around 11 p.m. Aug. 12, when a group of boys pounded on his front door before taking off with some driftwood from his property.
Seiz said he chased the boys down the street, and, about a block away from his home, one of them picked up a stick and struck him across the face.
When Seiz fell to the ground, the other boys began beating him with sticks.
A security guard working for a nearby movie crew scared the boys off, but several managed to flee in a taxi, Global News reported.
Police said that with the use of witnesses, RCMP helicopter Air 1 and police dog services, they tracked the taxi to a gas station, where members intercepted and took three youths in custody.
The boys are all Caucasian, and ages 15 to 17.
RCMP were still searching for three others Saturday.
Seiz said his nose and the bone supporting his eye were broken. He nearly lost an eye in the assault, but has since been told by doctors that he will keep his sight.
Seiz was scheduled to have facial surgery yesterday (Monday), and could not be reached by Peace Arch News.
RCMP also couldn’t be reached by PAN deadline.