Robbery suspects sought
Crime Stoppers releases descriptions

NNSL (Aug 22/97) - The Northwest Territories Crime Stoppers Association has released descriptions of suspects wanted in connection with a recent violent robbery in downtown Yellowknife.

Police say a male victim was taken to hospital at 2 a.m., last Thursday with knife wounds to his forehead and chest. Yellowknifer previously reported that the robbery occurred on the night of Aug. 13.

RCMP Sgt. Tom Steggles, who is with the Yellowknife detachment and serves as Crime Stoppers' co-ordinator, said the armed robbery occurred as the victim approached the Royal Bank on Franklin Avenue after leaving The Gallery Pub.

"While going by the Royal Bank building, he was suddenly approached by three males. One male requested that he turn over his wallet," said Steggles.

"The victim refused and was suddenly faced with a knife. He received a slashing would to his forehead and to his upper right chest area."

The first robbery suspect is described as being a five-foot-six man with a hefty build and brown hair. He was wearing a ball cap with a logo and a red-and-purple plaid shirt and had a folding knife in his back pocket.

A second suspect is described as a five-foot-ten aboriginal man with dark hair extending down his back. He was wearing a black ball cap and blue jeans.

A third suspect is described as a five-foot-ten white man with a slim build and dark hair extending down his back. He was searing a black ball cap, work boots and a jean jacket with the elbows worn.

Steggles said anyone with information on these men or the robbery itself are asked to call the Yellowknife RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers.