Police arrest 12 youths in Qikiqtarjuaq break-in

Two charged, others diverted to non-judicial processes


Police are asking for the public’s help in recovering $10,000 cash stolen from the Tulugak Co-op store in Qikiqtarjuaq earlier this month.

On Jan. 4, managers of the store reported that the store had been broken into the previous night and the store safe had been broken open.

In addition to the $10,000 in cash taken, suspects also stole cigarettes, watches, electronics and hunting knives.

During the investigation, the RCMP was able to recover a number of stolen items, but no cash has been recovered yet.

More than a dozen suspects were apprehended by police, two of whom were charged with break and enter as well as theft over $5,000.

The remainder of the suspects, aged 13 to 17, were dealt with through extra-judicial measures, meaning they do not face charges.

The Tulugak Co-op is now offering a $1,000 reward for any information leading to the recovery of the cash.

Anything with information about the theft should contact the Qikiqtarjuaq police detachment or call the anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-222-8477. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $2,000.

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