Iqaluit RCMP arrest suspect in robberies of pharmacy, bank

Police say 33-year-old man arrested shortly after incidents happened

Iqaluit RCMP arrested a 33-year-old man Monday in relation to a series of robberies that occurred in Iqaluit earlier this week. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

RCMP have arrested a 33-year-old man in relation to a pair of robberies that took place in Iqaluit earlier this week.

Police received reports of two robberies Monday: one at Valupharm, located at the entrance to Iqaluit’s plateau neighbourhood, and another at CIBC on Sivumugiaq Street, according to a news release from RCMP spokesperson Sgt. Pauline Melanson.

She said officers arrested a suspect shortly after the robberies happened and charged him with two counts of robbery, two counts of disguised with the intent to commit a crime, and one count of possession of stolen property.

His court date is scheduled for Jan. 24.

 

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(21) Comments:

  1. Posted by enosamm on

    This happened on Monday, why did it take so long to report on it?

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    • Posted by John K on

      And if they had jumped the gun and provided incorrect information you would be just as angry.

      Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

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      • Posted by enosamm on

        Angry? Who is angry? Simple question, it happened on Monday why did it take so long to get reported? As for getting it right, getting what right, robbery at two locations, suspect in custody, this was common knowledge by 8:00pm on Monday. This “story” is basically a copy paste from the RCMP news release. Nunatsiaq should hire SGT Melanson and post their media releases, cut out the middle person.

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        • Posted by John K on

          They should hire you!

          I’m sure your omnipotence would be invaluable.

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  2. Posted by G-man Choi on

    Let me guess what he gets for these robberies, how about a slap on the hand and a poke in the eye and told not to do it again. That maybe too much punishment, how about a big hug and told not to do it again, ffs

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    • Posted by hermann kliest on

      Boy aren’t we sarcastic today. He will get his due. businesses maintain high costs daily on all products for periodic eventualities like this robbery, so there are two robberies; net prices and robbery. Lol, but merchandises in a way are legal robberies in extra high cost?

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      • Posted by G-man Choi on

        Yes but what due will he really get, the prices of everything goes up for everyone because of him. He probably traumatized people as well. He will go spend time in a warm dry place with 3 meals a day as punishment, big deal.

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        • Posted by hermann kliest on

          duh duh, ever notice retail staff pointing a pistol like contraption at bar codes of the merchandises? that little thing just up the bar code and zoom 2%….. added to the original retail cost; happens almost like clockwork. Blame it on inflation and shoplifting but mostly it’s greed 99% of the time….a quarter cannot pass without additional of 1.5 to 2% to a product at retail stores. it’s like taking a candy from a baby. The biggest factor to raising prices is the management year-end bonus…

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        • Posted by CONFUSED on

          For all the aggressive lynching type posts dropped on NN stories, leaves me wondering how big the divide is between those who look forward to an individual being detained as a chance at rehabilitation versus those who see it as a punishment only?

          For those crying for punishment, chances are if the locked up individual is not given help to deal with whatever got them in trouble, they will almost certainly reoffend. However, those given services to deal with their situation, chances are less they will reoffend.

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    • Posted by You’re sure he did it? on

      You assume this is the right guy? Don’t overstep yourself!!! They only arrested a guy. They haven’t found him guilty. Let’s make sure we’ve got the right guy before we start talking about sentences!!!

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      • Posted by G-man Choi on

        Oh I’m sure they have him on cameras at both locations, so he is guilty.

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        • Posted by hermann kliest on

          “So he’s guilty”…is this going on in Iran? Executing protestors?

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    • Posted by 867 on

      Send him to the nearest healing facility and throw away his parka

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    • Posted by Angry much? on

      The court date hasn’t even happened but you’ve already judged the judge.
      Making generalizations and stereotyping doesn’t look good on you.

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      • Posted by G-man Choi on

        Well the cameras don’t lie, if its him on camera robbing, then its him.

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      • Posted by So true on

        This is very true, people are in such a rush to judge, even though they don’t really understand anything about the justice system…
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        But if judging people without looking at facts or understanding the principles of the law weren’t allowed in the NN comments section, people would have nothing to post! A good example of that is found in that contempt of court article where a bunch of people who didn’t sit through the case and don’t understand the charges think it was wrong to have a trial against the prosecutor and the RCMP officer.
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        So if we already have people who don’t know a thing complaining after a judge finds differently than what they want, what’s the difference in having people get upset at a hypothetical judge even before anything goes to trial lol! Maybe this will save some time, though most likely it just means people who usually complain after a trial get to complain before the trial goes ahead too!

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        • Posted by How about this? on

          Let’s blame it on Colonialism like everything else

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        • Posted by I complained on

          I sit in the court enough to know how Judge Bychok operates. I read and followed the case. I know the rcmp and crown involved. It was a power trip by the judge. Almost every case and decision he puts out, including trying to basically say the Charter doesn’t apply in Nunavut cause of northern logistics, makes me question the selection process of Nunavut’s judiciary.

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          • Posted by John W Paul Murphy on

            But, do you know the LAW?? Do you have a law degree??

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