Police searching for suspect in Yellowknife robbery

The suspect reportedly stole an undisclosed amount of cigarettes and bear-sprayed an employee

A video still of the suspect captured on a surveillance camera. (Photo courtesy of Yellowknife RCMP)

Yellowknife RCMP are still searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place on Forest Drive over the weekend.

Police arrived on the scene just before 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, where a man reportedly stole an undisclosed amount of cigarettes.

The suspect also reportedly bear-sprayed an employee who tried to intervene.

Police have not yet been able to locate the suspect.

Video footage shows the unidentified man wearing a grey hoodie, a face mask, tan snow pants with black knee patches, and black boots.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the local RCMP detachment at 669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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Ian Down
Ian Down is a general news reporter from the West Island of Montreal. After studying journalism and computer science at Concordia University, he came to Yellowknife in 2021, joining the CKLB team in September 2022. When not behind his desk, you can find him at a local Yellowknife poetry reading, or annoying his roommates by playing his clarinet at odd hours. Feel free to reach out with any tips or story ideas at ian.down@cklb.com, or follow him on Twitter at @IanDown1996.