RCMP have arrested two people related to recent robberies in Whitehorse, YT, and are seeking assistance from the public to identify other suspects.
On September 5, 2021, at approximately 12:35 am, Whitehorse RCMP responded to a robbery at a business in the 4000-block of 4th Avenue in Whitehorse, after a report that a woman demanded cigarettes and cash while holding a weapon. The suspect then fled on foot. General duty officers searched the area but were unable to locate anyone matching the description of the suspect. The female suspect is described as about 6'0 with chin-length black hair, wearing a black jacket, black pants, and red scarf.
On September 5, 2021, at 6:20 pm, Whitehorse RCMP received a call about another robbery, in which one suspect brandished a weapon and forced a victim to withdraw money from a bank machine. On September 6, 2021, Brandon Webb, age 28, of Whitehorse was arrested and charged with robbery related to this incident. A weapon was seized at the time of the arrest and a court appearance was held the following day. Police believe there were other people involved in this incident and are continuing attempts to identify and locate additional suspects.
On September 7, 2021, at around 10:15 pm, Whitehorse RCMP was alerted of another robbery at a business in the 2000-block of 2nd Avenue in Whitehorse. A man holding a weapon demanded money from a staff member and left on foot. The male suspect is described as being dressed in dark clothing and carrying a blue fabric bag. Police believe there was a number of pedestrians and motorists in the area who could have seen the person leaving the business.
On September 8, 2021, at around 9:20 am, Whitehorse RCMP were alerted to a robbery in progress near 3rd Avenue and Ogilvie Street. Staff at the business stopped the suspect until police could attend, and a man was arrested. The suspect's identity will be released when charges are laid.
In all cases, on-duty police attended the areas of the call immediately in order to attempt to locate suspects and to ensure the safety of the victims and public in the area. Police encourage staff and patrons of stores to consider their safety first over property or money in a robbery or theft.
Whitehorse RCMP general duty officers are working with the General Investigative Section to identify suspects related to these recent robberies. Investigators are contacting and canvassing area businesses for surveillance video of the suspects. Anyone with information regarding these investigations are encouraged to contact the Whitehorse RCMP or Crime Stoppers at http://www.crimestoppersyukon.ca or via phone at 867-667-6715 to remain anonymous.