Footwear store looted

Police are looking for suspects who broke into a Whitehorse footwear and clothing store. The RCMP says they are investigating whether there is any connection to other recent break-ins.

Police are looking for suspects who broke into a Whitehorse footwear and clothing store.

The RCMP says they are investigating whether there is any connection to other recent break-ins.

On Tuesday at about 4 a.m. Whitehorse RCMP received a report of a break-and-enter in progress at The Franchise Footwear and Apparel on Fourth Avenue and Jarvis Street.

According to the company’s Facebook page, the pair of thieves stole sweaters and hoodies.

A witness told police two suspects were running from the store, possibly carrying merchandise. One was last seen running down Jarvis Street towards the 202 Motor Inn, and the other was heading north on Fourth Avenue.

Police didn’t find the suspects but the forensic identification department was called in to help.

“A number of break-and-enters have been reported by Whitehorse businesses in recent months. In three of the cases, suspects were arrested and are facing charges in court,” according to an RCMP statement.

“Items stolen from the various break-and-enters have included liquor, automotive batteries, and bicycles. As part of the ongoing investigation, police are looking for possible linkages or connections between the incidents.”

No details about the other break-ins were provided.

Anyone with information is being asked to call police at 667-5555.

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