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Robbery at Eskimo Inn

Philippe Morin
Northern News Services
Thursday, October 11, 2007

Inuvik - A man cut telephone lines, damaged security cameras and then demanded money from a clerk at the Eskimo Inn while armed with a pair of scissors, early Monday morning.

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The Eskimo Inn in Inuvik, site of an armed robbery early Monday morning. - Philippe Morin/NNSL photo

Inuvik RCMP arrested the man at a nearby residence 20 minutes after he was reported fleeing the hotel with an undisclosed amount of money at approximately 2:40 a.m. Monday morning.

After a friend helped him inside, police say the man demanded the clerk hand over money from the cash register and then forced the clerk into a room where he took the clerk's wallet. No injuries were reported to the clerk.

According to Cpl. Jim Strowbridge, police were able to make a quick arrest because the clerk identified the person who robbed him.

Corey Cardinal, 20, has been charged with robbery.

Two other youths have also been charged after police determined that they accepted portions of the stolen money.

Cardinal is due to appear in court Nov. 13, where he also faces two counts of breaching probation and several weapons offences.