Whitehorse RCMP seeking assistance in identifying break and enter suspect

April 12, 2023
Whitehorse, Yukon

News release


Whitehorse break and enter suspect / le suspect d'une introduction par effraction

Whitehorse RCMP is looking to the public for assistance in identifying the suspect in a break and enter that took place during the afternoon on Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

At approximately 2:30 pm, police received a call of a break and enter in progress in the Whistle Bend neighbourhood of Whitehorse. The caller reported that they could observe on home surveillance cameras a person who appeared to be carrying a weapon and attempting to enter a home.

Police immediately attended the area. The officers on scene established that the person left the home while police were on their way to the neighbourhood.

Police appreciated cooperation from the public as some roads in Whistle Bend were temporarily closed for public safety.

Investigators with the Whitehorse RCMP Detachment are now seeking to identify the suspect. The person is described as approximately 5'8 to 5'10 tall with an average build.

At the time of this offence, the person was wearing:

  • a black or dark brown sweater with white writing on the sleeve;
  • a black face mask and dark sunglasses;
  • a dark hat or hood;
  • yellow gloves.

The hat/hood is obscuring any further physical descriptors.

Police are aware that a photo of the suspect is circulating on social media, including the weapon. Anyone with information about the person involved in this file or with other details of the investigation is encouraged to reach out to Whitehorse RCMP at 867-667-5555. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers via phone at 867-667-6715 or online at www.crimestoppersyukon.ca. Please do not approach or confront the suspect.


Contact information

Cst. C. McCann
Whitehorse RCMP
4100 4th Avenue, Whitehorse, YT

File number: 2023-482204

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