Iqaluit RCMP have arrested and charged a male youth and a woman following a pair of armed robberies of cabs in the city. 

The male accused was allegedly involved in two similar taxi robberies, the first on Sept. 25 around 9:30 p.m. and the second on Oct. 4 around 1:45 a.m. In both instances, he allegedly brandished a firearm, cash was demanded and the accused fled on foot with small amounts of money. On the second occasion, the male accused was accompanied by a female accomplice, according to the RCMP.

The cab drivers were not injured in either incident.

Following a police investigation, the male youth was charged with two counts of armed robbery with a firearm, wearing a disguise with intent to commit indictable offence, uttering a threat to cause death, pointing a firearm at a person and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence. He appeared in court on Oct. 4.

The adult female accused also appear before the Nunavut Court of Justice for a bail hearing on Oct. 4. She faces charges of armed robbery with a weapon (a knife), wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence, and conspiracy to commit an indictable offence.

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Derek Neary

Derek Neary has been reporting on developments in the North for 18 years. When he's not writing for Nunavut News, he's working on Northern News Services' special publications such as Opportunities North,...