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Sunlines targeted in fourth Yellowknife robbery this year

Sunlines convenience store in downtown Yellowknife is seen on March 13, 2019
Sunlines convenience store in downtown Yellowknife is seen on March 13, 2019. Karine Beaulieu/Cabin Radio

Yellowknife’s Sunlines convenience store was robbed on Tuesday, staff at the store said, as a run of similar incidents in the city continues.

Police say they have recorded four such robberies in Yellowknife so far in 2019. There is nothing to suggest they are linked.

One bank and three convenience stores have been hit this year to date.

The latest incident took place at around 1:20pm on Tuesday, when two men entered the Sunlines convenience store at the corner of 43 Street and Franklin Avenue.



“They accessed the store cash register and took an undisclosed amount of cash,” RCMP said in a news release on Wednesday.

“The cashier was not physically injured in the process. The subjects fled on foot.”

The men were masked, police said, meaning no description of them could be provided. No photographs of them are available.

Patrols of the area “did not yield a suspect,” said police. A forensics team also attended the scene.



If you saw what happened or any subsequent suspicious activity in the area, call police on 867-669-1111 or Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1-800-222-8477.

The three other alleged robberies reported in Yellowknife so far this year involved the First Nations Bank of Canada on February 13, Mac’s convenience store on January 14, and Kim’s Confectionery on March 5.

Police said each incident is being investigated individually.

“There is no indication that there is a general public safety risk in relation to the alleged robbery attempts,” said police spokesperson Marie York-Condon.

“We are thankful there have been no reported injuries in relation to these serious crimes.”