Suspected diamond thief charged

A 39-year-old Yellowknife man has been charged following an investigation into internal theft at Diavik Diamond Mines. Samson Mkhitaryan faces two counts of theft over $5,000 a probe led by Yellowknife RCMP and the NWT RCMP Federal Investigations Unit. Police were alerted to suspected diamond thefts after receiving a report from the mine in February. A...
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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 to be there - day or night, rain or shine. When I’m not at court gathering stories, I’m in the office, making calls to lawyers, emailing RCMP and tracking down sources. After hours, I rely on the public to let me know what’s happening and where. Entering my second winter in Yellowknife since leaving my hometown of Peterborough, Ont., in October 2017, everyday on this beat continues to be challenging, rewarding and fulfilling. Got a story? Call me at (867) 766-8288 or shoot me an email at