Stick robbery at the ‘98

Using only a stick, a man grabbed $5,000 in cash from the ‘98 Hotel on Sunday morning. The man, who cannot be identified until he appears in court, was in the hotel around 10 a.m. with another male.

Using only a stick, a man grabbed $5,000 in cash from the ‘98 Hotel on Sunday morning.

The man, who cannot be identified until he appears in court, was in the hotel around 10 a.m. with another male.

The two men left. But one returned carrying a stick.

He went to an office in the hotel, grabbed the cash and ran out.

Two employees chased him, caught the male in the lobby and, after a struggle, got the cash back.

The man took off on foot.

An hour later, RCMP located a vehicle on the Alaska Highway and recognized a passenger who matched the description of one of the male suspects. 

The vehicle was stopped and three people were arrested.  A 23-year-old Whitehorse man is facing a charge of robbery with an offensive weapon. The 22-year-old female driver also faces charges of impaired driving

and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08.  She cannot be identified until she appears in court. 

The other male passenger was released without charge. The RCMP are still investigating and anyone with information is asked to call the Whitehorse RCMP at 667-5555 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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