Pair arrested in relation to several Iqaluit break-ins
RCMP say Arctic Ventures, Hunter’s Market, CIBC, and the NCC Building were targeted over summer
Updated Sept. 14, 2022, at 11 a.m. ET.
RCMP have arrested two men in Iqaluit after a rash of break-and-enters in the city over the summer.
A 28-year-old man is charged with four counts of break and enter to a business, along with one charge of failing to comply with court orders, RCMP announced Monday in a news release.
A 25-year-old man faces three charges of break and enter.
RCMP say the arrests follow a “lengthy investigation.”
The pair are accused of breaking into Arctic Ventures, the NCC Building, CIBC bank, and Hunter’s Market in July and August, according to spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Keller.
In early August, RCMP released security camera footage from the Arctic Ventures break-in, showing two people in large parkas walking through the store with a dolly loaded with boxes.
At the time, police said more than $70,000 worth of gift cards and merchandise was stolen from Arctic Ventures.
Both of the accused are in custody and their next court date is scheduled for Sept. 27.
Correction: This story has been updated to correct the number of break and enter charges the 28-year-old man is facing.