The investigation into stolen firearms has lead to an arrest of a suspect. On October 19th, RCMP arrested Toufic Chamas following a traffic stop. A search warrant executed on the vehicle resulted in the recovery of a handgun and ammunition. Chamas as been charged with seven firearm offences, two driving-related offences and five counts of failing to comply.
RCMP informs that Beau Desire-Tesar still remains wanted for multiple counts of theft which included the handgun seized in this arrest. Desire-Tesar is described as Caucasian, 186cm tall, lanky build with dark brown hair and hazel eyes. Desire-Tesar may be in possession of firearms. If seen, the public is asked to contact police rather than approaching.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Beau Desire-Tesar or information related to the stolen property is asked to contact Yellowknife RCMP or Crimestoppers.