Yellowknife

Police charge two people over armed robbery at YK’s Circle K

Last modified: March 19, 2020 at 10:36am


RCMP have charged two people after a public appeal in connection with an armed robbery reported at Yellowknife’s Circle K gas station and convenience store.

Police had earlier issued an appeal for help tracing a suspect after the incident, which RCMP said took place just after 12:40am in the early hours of Tuesday.

“A man entered the store brandishing a knife while demanding money and cigarettes from the clerk,” RCMP said at the time.

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“The clerk complied and the man left with a small amount of money and cigarettes.”

On Thursday, RCMP said 27-year-old Devon Larabie and 18-year-old Maiya Klengenberg, both of Yellowknife, were each charged with robbery and possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose.

Both are in custody. Larabie was due in court on Thursday and Klengenberg on Friday, RCMP said.

Their arrest followed a search at a home on Tuesday evening, RCMP said in a statement.

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Circle K, on the corner of Forrest Drive and Franklin Avenue opposite the CBC, was previously Wink’s and Mac’s.

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