5 of 6 robbery cases in Iqaluit solved: RCMP

At a news conference today, Nunavut RCMP said they've arrested six people in connection with a string of recent robberies in Iqaluit, and that the the incidents are probably connected.

RCMP says the recent thefts at Iqaluit convenience stores are likely related

At a news conference in Iqaluit today, RCMP said they've made six arrests in a string of Iqaluit convenience store robberies. (Shaun Malley/CBC)

RCMP say a recent string of robberies at Iqaluit convenience stores are probably connected.

At a news conference today, police said they've solved five of the six robbery cases and arrested six people in the past two weeks.

The string of thefts began with an armed robbery at the Quickstop in late October. One man was charged with robbery with a weapon.

That was followed by five more robberies at:

Police say the investigation is ongoing and more charges could be laid.

In all, they say several thousand dollars were stolen.

RCMP say they've been talking with North West Company and Qikiqtaaluk Corp. about security. 

Police won't comment on the relationship between the people arrested because of the ongoing investigation.