RCMP say second suspect, wanted in Whitehorse armed robberies, has been arrested in Inuvik

Corey Cardinal photo courtesy of Whitehorse RCMP

A second suspect, wanted in connection with a series of armed robberies in Whitehorse, has been arrested in Inuvik.

Corey Robert Cardinal, 32, was arrested Tuesday with the help of Inuvik RCMP, a news release states.

Police don’t say exactly where he was arrested nor any circumstances surrounding his apprehension.

Cardinal along with Timothy McKay, who was arrested in Inuvik on the weekend, are both charged with two counts of armed robbery and break, enter and theft from three Whitehorse businesses.

McKay is further charged with possession of a dangerous weapon, uttering threats and several breaches of court orders.

It’s not clear what the weapon was or whether it has been recovered.

It’s also not clear why the suspects went to Inuvik or whether they have ties to that community.

It’s believed both suspects are being held for court appearances.

(With files from Arthur C. Green)

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