Thieves run off with Habitat for Humanity cash box

Whitehorse RCMP are looking for two thieves who made off with about $500 worth of donations meant for Habitat for Humanity Yukon.

UPDATE: police originally identifed the non-profit organization as the United Way, but later clarified it was Habitat for Humanity Yukon.

Whitehorse RCMP are looking for two thieves who made off with about $500 worth of donations meant for Habitat for Humanity Yukon.

RCMP Cpl. Natasha Dunmall says Habitat for Humanity Yukon volunteers were selling raffle tickets at a table on Friday near the main door of downtown Whitehorse’s Canadian Tire. 

At approximately 4 p.m. a man grabbed the cash box off the table and ran out of the store into a waiting vehicle.

Police spotted the vehicle turning onto Sumanik Drive, where the driver and passenger fled on foot into the greenbelt.

Multiple officers responded to the area but didn’t find the suspects.

The vehicle, a Green 1994 Ford Ranger, was reported stolen Oct. 12 in Dawson City.

The man who had grabbed the cash box is described as Caucasian, approximately 20 years old, with black hair and a slender build. He was dressed in black.

The woman driving the car is described as Caucasian, approximately 20 years old, with her black hair in a ponytail. She was wearing an orange tank top.

Dunmall says police are hoping to release images from the store’s surveillance cameras as soon as they are available.

Contact Ashley Joannou at

ashleyj@yukon-news.com

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