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Police conclude search for suspects in Whitehorse robberies

Photos of the suspects as released by RCMP. Photos: Yukon RCMP.

Updated: RCMP say both suspects have been arrested in Inuvik.

RCMP have a second suspect in custody after a number of armed robberies and a break and enter early Saturday in Whitehorse.

Police say 32-year-old Corey Cardinal was arrested in Inuvik with the help of local RCMP.

Cardinal as well as 21-year-old Timothy McKay are facing a number of charges in connection with the weekend incidents in Whitehorse. Those include armed robbery, break, enter and theft, and breach of probation.

Police didn't say when there would be a court appearance, or if they were being transported back to Whitehorse. Both men are from the city.

RCMP say a car was stolen during the weekend spree and was found rolled in the ditch south of Stewart Crossing on Sunday.

(This is an updated story as of 7:50 a.m. Wednesday. The previous versions are below.)


Yukon RCMP say one of the men wanted in connection with a number of armed robberies, and a break and enter in Whitehorse on the weekend has been taken into custody in Inuvik.

In an update Monday afternoon, police say 21-year-old Timothy McKay was arrested Sunday night.

RCMP also say the other suspect, 32-year-old Corey Cardinal is still at large. Police believe he may also be in Inuvik.

Cardinal is described as about five feet 10 inches tall, with a medium build. Cardinal was last spotted wearing a grey sweater.

Police say if you see Cardinal you are asked not to approach him but to call RCMP.

(updated 4:17 p.m. An earlier version is below.)


Police are on the hunt for two suspects in central and northern Yukon after a series of armed robberies, and a break and enter on early Saturday morning in Whitehorse.

RCMP identify the suspects as 21-year-old Timothy Clinton McKay, and 32-year-old Corey Robert Cardinal, both of Whitehorse.

Mounties say a black 2001 Acura MDX was also taken as part of the spree. The car has since been found abandoned and rolled in the ditch south of Stewart Crossing.

RCMP describe the suspects as five feet 10 inches tall, with medium builds. McKay is wearing a black sweater, while Cardinal has a grey sweater. Police believe they may be north of Whitehorse, either in Pelly, Mayo, Dawson, Inuvik or the surrounding area.

Both now face numerous charges, including armed robbery, break, enter and theft, and breach of probation in connection with the spree.

If you see the suspects, you are asked not to approach them but to call the police.

(This is a developing story which may be updated as warranted.)

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