Yellowknife RCMP is turning to the public for help after they say a man attempted to rob a city store at knife-point on Tuesday night.

Mounties were called to Kim’s Confectionery, located at the corner of Franklin Avenue and 54 Street around 7:30 p.m. on March 5, after a report of an armed robbery attempt, states a news release issued by RCMP Wednesday afternoon.

A lone man, police say, entered the store and demanded cash after brandishing a knife. The alleged robbery attempt, according to the release, proved unfruitful and the man fled the area.

RCMP photo. Yellowknife RCMP say this man, caught on CCTV cameras, attempted to rob Kim’s Confectionery Tuesday night.

The suspect is described by RCMP as being of Inuit descent, approximately 5’11 tall, with a thin build.

Police say the man was wearing a black t-shirt overtop a blue hooded sweatshirt during the alleged robbery attempt.

RCMP is asking anyone who may have been in the area between 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m. to contact police.

“Information received from the public could provide valuable insight, to assist with the RCMP’s investigation into this incident,” states Const. Heather Cosenzo, of the Yellowknife RCMP, in the news release.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111.

Updates to follow.


Brendan Burke

As the Yellowknifer’s crime reporter, it’s my job to keep readers up to speed on all-things “cops and courts” related. From house fires and homicides to courtroom clashes, it’s my responsibility...

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