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.
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.