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Police report armed robbery at YK's Kim's Confectionery

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Yellowknife police say a man attempted an armed robbery of Kim's Confectionery on Tuesday evening.

The store, on the corner of 54 Street and Franklin Avenue, was targeted by a man with a knife according to an RCMP news release issued on Wednesday.

"A lone man entered the store, brandishing a knife, while demanding money from the clerk. The suspect was unsuccessful and fled the area," said RCMP.

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Police are now trying to find the suspect, who is described in the news release as "being of Inuit descent, approximately 5 ft 11 in tall, with a thin build."

No image of the suspect is currently available.

"At the time of the incident, the suspect was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with a black t-shirt over the top," police added.

If you were in the area of Kim's any time between 7pm and 7:45pm on Tuesday, police are asking you to get in touch. You can contact Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477.


Correction: March 6, 2019 – 15:46 MT. The initial RCMP news release stated this incident took place on Monday evening. RCMP subsequently corrected this to Tuesday evening. Our report has been updated accordingly.

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