Police are asking for the public’s assistance after a suspect pulled a Grinch act and stole a large amount of cash from a house in Yellowknife on Dec. 25.
Around 6:15 p.m. on Christmas Day, police were called to a house where it is believed a man broke in and stole the money while the owner was home, according to an RCMP news release.
An RCMP spokesperson told Yellowknifer the precise sum of money stolen is not being released but that it was a large amount.
Members of the public are asked to get in touch with the RCMP if they had contact with or video footage of a male, possibly wearing a green or dark coat/park on Dec. 25 between 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the Latham Island or Old Town area.
A similarly dressed male was observed in the same area on Dec. 24 between 7 p.m. and 10 p.m., carrying a shovel and offering to clear snow from the driveways and sidewalks of residences.
To report any information on the case contact the RCMP Yellowknife detachment at 867-669-1111.