Man charged in connection to First Nations Bank robbery

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Robin Kelly, 34, has been charged in relation to a robbery at the First Nations Bank of Canada that happened six months ago.

In a news release, police explain officers responded to a call of an alleged armed robbery shortly after noon on February 13.

The release says a man entered the bank and demanded money while brandishing what looked like a knife.

A bank employee handed over an “undisclosed amount of cash” and then the man fled towards downtown.

Kelly is charged with robbery with a weapon, disguised with intent to commit a crime and possession of weapon for dangerous purposes.

CKLB asked for additional details given the release did not mention when or where Kelly was apprehended.

“RCMP won’t provide details of the investigation leading to the arrest of Mr. Kelly as it would disclose investigative processes and tools,” wrote Julie Plourde, media relations officer.

CKLB then asked if police received a tip as to Mr. Kelly’s location after all this time.

“As I said previously, Yellowknife RCMP cannot provide details on their investigations as to protect the integrity of our investigative processes,” wrote Plourde. “As you understand, each investigation is unique and the time required to complete them is based on many factors, including: the nature and complexity of the allegations, the number of individuals involved (suspects and witnesses) and the characteristics of the evidence trail.”

Finally, Plourde said that the charges were laid on Tuesday, July 9.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to