Two men charged in cab driver robbery

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RCMP have charged two men in relation to an alleged robbery of a cab driver which occurred in Yellowknife on the morning of June 5th.

At approximately 7:35 a.m., police received a call about the robbery and attended the scene, in an alley behind a downtown apartment building, Grayling Manor.

Information reported described two suspects involved in an altercation with a cab driver. The suspects were seen fleeing the area, heading towards 52nd Avenue.

The cab driver was treated for minor injuries. No other persons were injured during the initial incident.

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Yellowknife RCMP began an investigation, assisted by the General Investigative Section. Through the investigation, two men were identified as possible suspects.

At around 4 p.m., police arrested three men in relation to the incident. The suspects were located in the area of Woolgar and Byrne. A heavy police presence surrounded the area in an attempt to catch the suspects.

Support was provided by NT RCMP Police Dog Services, Emergency Response Team, Yellowknife General Duty RCMP, and GIS.

During the subsequent location and arrest of the suspects, one person was injured in an interaction with the Police Service Dog. He was taken to Stanton Territorial Hospital for treatment of what appeared to be non-life threatening injuries.

No officers were injured during the event. There is no public safety concern at this time.

Two suspects have been formally charged.

Anyone with information on this incident or suspicious activity is asked to call Yellowknife RCMP at 867-669-1111.

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