RCMP investigate after another convenience store armed robbery in Yellowknife

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Yellowknife RCMP  are investigating yet another armed robbery at a convenience store in the city.

Police state in a news release that the Circle K Convenience at Forrest Drive and Franklin Ave., otherwise known as Mac’s or Winks, was held up early Thursday night by a suspect, brandishing a knife.

“Shortly after 12:00 am, on June 7, Yellowknife RCMP attended the store following a complaint of an armed robbery,” RCMP stated. “A man entered the store, demanding cash from the store clerk, while yielding a knife.”

The suspect is described as being 5 feet 10 inches tall, with a slender build and a darker complexion.

At the time of the incident the suspect was wearing a black coat or sweater with a hood over his head. police stated.

They add no one was injured during the event.

It’s believed to be at least the fifth robbery of a convenience store in Yellowknife this year.

Yellowknife RCMP are requesting that if you were in the area of Franklin Drive and Forrest Drive during the early morning hours of June 7th, to please contact the detachment at 867-765-3900.

“Information received from the public could provide valuable insight, to assist with the RCMP’s investigation into this incident,” states Staff Sergeant Yannick Hamel, Operations Manager for Yellowknife RCMP.

Information can also be given anonymously through Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), online at http://www.nwtnutips.com or by texting NWTNUTIPS to 274637.



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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.