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Two Men Arrested in Yellowknife After Both Attempted Thefts with Knives

In two separate cases, the Yellowknife RCMP have charged individuals for armed robbery involving knives.

On March 4th, Yellowknife resident Billy Pederson received several charges after it was reported that he grabbed a phone out of a passing tourist’s hand and made a break for it. He was pursued by a bystander, where he then pulled a knife and threatened his pursuer. Officers were able to locate him a short time later and bring him into custody.

Pederson’s charges include:

  • Assault with a weapon
  • Theft
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Ressisting Arrest, and
  • Failing to Comply with a release condition.

Then on March 5th, 29-year-old Jeremy Kuneyuna was arrested after committing a series of thefts along Old Airport Road. Officers were first called to Wal-mart around 11:45 a.m. when security guards tried to stop Kuneyuna from stealing several items. Security told the police that Kuneyuna threatened several security guards with a knife before he was able to escape. He was located a short time later and taken into custody without incident.

Kuneyuna has been charged with:

  • Robbery with a weapon
  • Four counts of Theft under $5,000
  • Four counts of possession of property obtained by crime
  • Failure to comply with the conditions of a probation order.

These two incidents are the seventh and eighth cases of robbery involving knives in Yellowknife since February 19th.

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