Valentine’s Day theft ends suspect in jail

Just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, Whitehorse RCMP received a robbery report from a local downtown hotel.

Just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, February 14, Whitehorse RCMP received a robbery report from a local downtown hotel.

Whitehorse man William Karl Dupe, 42, a suspect in the theft, was found and arrested in a bar.

Although police are keeping the name of the hotel and bar under wraps as the investigation continues, they were at two different locations, RCMP Cpl. Grant MacDonald said on Monday.

Dupe was remanded in custody and is slated to face one charge of robbery in court Monday.

There is no indication that he was armed, said MacDonald.

The suspect was apprehended shortly after the robbery because a sharp-eyed citizen reported the crime quickly, he added.