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.

Yellowknife RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance after a large sum of cash was stolen from a home on Dec. 25. Wikimedia Commons photo

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.

Blair McBride

Blair McBride covers the Legislative Assembly, business and education. Before coming to Yellowknife he worked as a journalist in British Columbia, Thailand and Ontario. He studied journalism at Western...

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