Safe, gift cards and cash taken in Arctic Ventures break-in, police say

RCMP say more than $70,000 worth of items and cash stolen

In July, RCMP released security camera images to ask the public for information about the suspects they say broke into the Arctic Ventures store. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

By Nunatsiaq News

Arctic Ventures was broken into early Sunday with more than $70,000 worth of items and cash stolen, according to a media release issued by RCMP spokeswoman Sgt. Pauline Melanson.

RCMP received the complaint about a break-and-enter at approximately 7 a.m. A safe, packs of cigarettes, gift cards and cash were taken, but the safe was later found by RCMP.

Security cameras caught video footage of the suspects. One has an orange jacket with fur trim, as well as a black backpack with three white stripes by the side. The other suspect wore a black hoodie, black pants and a cap along with a white tote bag.

Another suspect in Sunday’s break-in at Arctic Ventures is dressed in black and carrying a tote bag. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

The suspect in a break-in at Arctic Ventures on Sunday is seen with an orange jacket and black backpack with three white stripes. (Photo courtesy of RCMP)

RCMP are asking for the public to help identify the suspects. If anyone saw the safe being handled, the orange jacket or has any other relevant information, it said they should phone 979-1111.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. A tip can be sent over the web at or by texting ‘NWTNUTIPS’ to 274637.

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(7) Comments:

  1. Posted by Jud on

    Unique bright orange jacket. Very smart criminal.

  2. Posted by Jamesie on

    They say $70,000 in cash and goods taken? The real cost is likely $20,000. The $70K is Ventures markup. Lol.

  3. Posted by Old timer on

    No alarm system?

  4. Posted by Tim on

    Those guys don’t hang around in front anymore, I guess they have enough money now.

  5. Posted by enosamm on

    Spokeswomen Sgt. Pauline Melanson? Did you check with them on how they identify? Wouldn’t a safer bet have been spokesperson? or their title?

    • Posted by Hee / Haw on

      Have you ever met a man named Pauline? Did you know that men with female body parts don’t exist either.

    • Posted by My Way of Life on

      Yeah, no. Everyone is how they appear until they tell me otherwise.


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