Whitehorse RCMP Provide Update on Incident in Granger Area

May 14, 2024
Whitehorse, Yukon

News release

Whitehorse RCMP is continuing to investigate a series of occurrences that took place in the greater Whitehorse area on the afternoon of May 13th, 2024.

At approximately 1:10 p.m., police received a call of a stolen vehicle from Cobalt Construction on Range Road in Whitehorse. The stolen vehicle took off at a high rate of speed. It was believed that there was more than one person involved. The stolen vehicle was located numerous times but fled from police.

At approximately 2:30 p.m., police received a call of an armed robbery in progress at Heather's Haven Convenience store in the Porter Creek neighbourhood of Whitehorse. The stolen Cobalt Construction vehicle was involved. Two armed, masked individuals entered Heather's Haven and demanded cash from the worker, while a third masked individual stood outside. The worker turned over the contents of the till and the suspects fled the scene. The stolen truck left and drove around Whitehorse at dangerously high speeds with complete disregard for the public, nearly causing numerous collisions around Whitehorse.

The RCMP successfully deployed a spike strip, deflating tires on the vehicle, however, the driver refused to stop. The suspect vehicle was disabled by police on Hamilton Boulevard. The driver was taken into custody and the passenger fled into the neighbourhood of Granger. Whitehorse Police Dog Services were engaged and tracked the vehicle passenger to a nearby residence where an individual was taken into custody.

The third suspect was located in another previously reported stolen vehicle near Squatters Road on the outskirts of Whitehorse. The suspect fled on foot and Whitehorse Police Dog Services were engaged. This suspect was located and taken into custody.

Tyrell SIDNEY, Nathan OUIMET and Kody SMITH will appear in court later today for their charges.

SIDNEY was released on March 20th, 2024 after similar charges related to numerous stolen vehicles, stolen property and flight from police on numerous occasions.


Contact information

Yukon RCMP Communications

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