It appears a Yellowknife woman, charged in connection with two armed convenience store robberies in the city earlier this year, will remain in custody at least until her preliminary hearing which is set for Dec. 11.
Cynthia Lafferty, 20, appeared in court Tuesday in Yellowknife via video from the women’s correctional centre in Fort Smith.
There was no mention of bail made in court by Lafferty, her lawyer or the Crown prosecutor in the case.
It appears she is agreeing to her continued incarceration.
The young mother of at least two small children was arrested in Yellowknife in May and charged with robbing two convenience stores in the city at knifepoint, one in January, the other in April.
Police say Lafferty was arrested after a tip from the public.
It also appears an image resembling her was captured by store security video.
The arrest came amidst a rash of convenience store holdups and attempted robberies as well as a bank robbery in Yellowknife.
An arrest was made in the bank robbery but some of the other holdups remain unsolved.
Preliminary hearings are held to determine if there is enough evidence to send a case to trial.
Evidence heard during preliminary hearings is not allowed to be published or broadcast.