Iqaluit police ask for help identifying armed robber

Taxi driver reported being robbed at knifepoint early Friday morning

Iqaluit RCMP are asking the public for help identifying an armed robbery suspect, after a taxi driver reported being robbed at knife-point on Friday around noon. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

Iqaluit RCMP are asking for the public’s help identifying a man they say used a knife to rob a taxi driver on Friday.

Just after midnight, a man stepped into a Caribou Tuktu Cabs taxi, brandished a knife and demanded money, according to an RCMP news release. The man fled the area after receiving the money.

The taxi driver was the only person in the car besides the robber, said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Pauline Melanson. No one was hurt.

The incident occurred near the gas station on Niaqunngusiariaq Road, Melanson said.

Police say they conducted an “extensive” search of the area but couldn’t find the suspect.

RCMP released this photo of the suspect. (Photo courtesy of the RCMP)

The suspect was wearing a black jacket, black pants and a white face mask.

The RCMP ask anyone with information to call the Iqaluit detachment at 979-0123.

For anonymous tips, resident can send them to Crime Stoppers by calling toll-free 1-800-222-8477.

For web tips go to or text ‘NWTNUTIPS’ with your message to

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by BAFFINDERS on

    Nunatsiaq news should change its name to Baffin land news since it’s all about iqaluit now. Iqaluit this iqaluit that this and that all about iqaluit, oh wait we dont have many reporters so no other news for other communities. When other community finally have news it’s always about alcohol, murder come on we need good news. Some of us readers are tired of seeing same old iqaluit.

    • Posted by News on

      There are obviously more news happening in Iqaluit with 7000+ people than in Chesterfield for example. However, news from other communities are posted too. Fire in Baker, Covid in Kinngait, Vandalism in CamBay, Murder in Kugluktuk, accidents in Pangirtung.

      What news are you actually looking for?


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