Yellowknife ‘pepper spray’ attacks – two people arrested

Surveillance footage of Shell robbery
Surveillance footage of attempted robbery at Shell gas station. Provided by RCMP.
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RCMP have arrested two people over recent attacks on convenience stores in Yellowknife.

The robberies occurred within a five-day span. Both involved a weapon resembling pepper spray.

On the morning of April 22, an employee was attacked at the Shell gas station on Range Lake Road. Later, on April 27, staff at the Mac’s store on Forrest Drive – also known as Winks – handed over cash after being threatened.

Incident one: ‘Pepper spray’ robbers sought after Shell Station attack

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Incident two: Another pepper spray attack on a Yellowknife store

Police have now arrested an adult male and a youth, neither of whom have yet been identified, on suspicion of committing both robberies.

Charges are pending. The man is set to face charges including assault with a weapon, while both will be charged related to robbery and the wearing of disguises “with the intent to commit an offence”.

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