Inuvik RCMP seek public assistance in locating wanted man

Inuvik, Northwest Territories – On September 24th, 2020, Inuvik RCMP responded to a complaint of an armed robbery. Prior to police arriving on scene, two male suspects had fled the area. The ensuing investigation led police to a local hotel where one of the suspects, Timothy Dukeshire, was arrested and taken into custody.

Despite extensive efforts, police have yet to locate the second suspect, identified as 26-year-old Robert Vernon Cardinal, of Inuvik.

On September 25th, 2020, a warrant for Cardinal’s arrest was issued. Cardinal has been charged with forcible confinement, robbery, and disguise while committing an indictable offence.

Robert Vernon Cardinal - WANTED BY POLICE
Robert Vernon Cardinal – WANTED BY POLICE

Dukeshire has been charged with ten offences against the Criminal Code, including robbery with a firearm. Dukeshire is being held in custody and is scheduled to appear in Territorial Court in Yellowknife on October 5th.

Police are requesting that anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cardinal is asked to call Inuvik RCMP at 777-1111, 911, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or text: “nwtnutips” plus your message to 274637.

Northwest Territories RCMP

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