RCMP investigate early morning armed robbery at Circle K gas bar in Yellowknife

RCMP conducted a search warrant in the early morning of June 4 at a Hay River residence. (File photo/CKLB.)

The RCMP is investigating an armed robbery that occurred early Tuesday morning in Yellowknife.

According to an RCMP news release, “At approximately 12:42 a.m. on Tuesday, March 17, Yellowknife RCMP responded to an armed robbery at the Circle K Convenience Store, located at the corner of Forrest Drive and Franklin Avenue.”

The Mounties say a man entered the store, brandishing a knife, while demanding money and cigarettes from the clerk. The clerk complied and the man left with a small amount of money and cigarettes.

The suspect is described as approximately 5’8 tall with a slender build.

At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a black jacket and pants, a black baseball cap with red lettering on it, sunglasses and had the lower portion of his face covered, according to the RCMP.

RCMP is requesting anyone who was in the area of Forrest Drive and Franklin Avenue between 12:00- 1:00 a.m. on March 17,  to please contact the Yellowknife RCMP.

Police ask anyone with information about this, or other crimes or suspicious activities in the Yellowknife area, please contact the Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 nwtnutips.com, click on “submit a web tip”, or text: nwtnutips to 274637.



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Arthur C. Green
Arthur C. Green is from Whitbourne Newfoundland and graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked as a spot news photographer/journalist with such news organizations as Vista-radio, CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire and Postmedia in Alberta.