Break and Enter and Theft

August 2, 2022
Iqaluit, Nunavut

News release


Person in orange jacket inside store
Person inside store
Two persons inside store
Orange jacket on a rock

On July 31, 2022, at 7:00 am, Iqaluit RCMP received a complaint of a break, enter and theft at Arctic Ventures. A safe, various brands of cigarettes, gift cards and cash were taken valued at more than $70,000. The RCMP later recovered the safe.

The Iqaluit RCMP is asking the public's assistance to help identify the individuals shown in the photos. Security video captured the suspects inside the store. One suspect is wearing a distinctive orange jacket with a fur trim and a black and grey backpack with white stripes on the side. The other suspect is wearing black pants and black hoodie, a cap and is carrying a white tote bag with black trim.

Anyone who saw the safe being handled, anyone who has seen the orange jacket or anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Iqaluit RCMP at 979-1111.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), submitting a secure web tip at or text 'NWTNUTIPS' plus your message to 274637 (CRIMES).


Contact information

Sgt. Pauline Melanson
RCMP "V" Division Media
Iqaluit, Nunavut
Phone: 867-975-4421

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