Second suspect in Whitehorse robberies arrested in Inuvik

Last modified: January 22, 2020 at 4:37am

Police say two suspects believed to have involvement in Whitehorse armed robberies have been arrested in Inuvik.

In a Monday news release, Whitehorse RCMP said suspect Timothy McKay had been arrested in the Beaufort Delta community on Sunday. On Tuesday evening a second suspect, 32-year-old Corey Robert Cardinal, was also said to have been arrested.

The two are suspected of involvement in two armed robberies and a break-and-enter on Saturday morning in Whitehorse.


A vehicle stolen during the reported crimes – identified by police as a black 2001 Acura MDX – was later said by police to have been recovered south of Stewart Crossing, Yukon.

Both men have been charged with armed robbery, break-and-enter, and theft from three businesses. The two are independently charged with other crimes, police said: McKay is charged with uttering threats, possessing a weapon, breach of probation, and breach of recognizance. Cardinal is charged with breach of probation.