Yellowknife

Police urge people to promptly prevent parka peril


RCMP in Yellowknife are warning residents to keep their belongings safe following “multiple thefts of parkas” in the past month.

According to a news release issued on Thursday, “an unknown number of individuals have been targeting hotels, restaurants, stores and other public places in Yellowknife.”

Police said residents, tourists, and business owners should “take preventative action” to avoid becoming a victim of a similar theft – and make sure valuables like wallets, keys, and electronics aren’t left unattended in winter coats.

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With the temperature not having risen above minus-26 in five days, this is not the weather in which to have your parka stolen in Yellowknife.

Weather data suggests Wednesday’s low of minus-49 with windchill was the coldest the city has been since it briefly touched minus-52 in February last year.

If you happen to have information on any recent parka thefts, RCMP ask you to call 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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