Yellowknife woman, wanted in two robberies, has been arrested

Cynthia Lafferty from closed circuit security video (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

A Yellowknife woman, wanted by RCMP since late April for two robberies, has been arrested.

According to a news release from the Mounties, Cynthia Lafferty, 20, was apprehended without incident in Yellowknife early Monday morning.

Police state officers located and arrested Lafferty following a tip they received from the public.

They don’t say exactly where in the city she was found.

RCMP state that following the initial media release about Lafferty being on warrants back on April 23, a number of tips from the public have been received.

“We want to thank the public for helping our investigators in locating Ms. Lafferty,” states RCMP Cpl. Julien Chalifour.

Lafferty is charged with two counts of robbery and one count of theft under $5000 in relation to incidents in January and April at an uptown convenience store and another last month at a gas bar on Forrest Drive.

Lafferty was to appear in court Monday.

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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.