Inuvik RCMP are investigating an alleged armed robbery.

The robbery was reported late Tuesday night at approximately 10:40 pm.

A convenience store clerk said a man entered the store, threatened him with what was described as a knife and requested money. The clerk refused to give him any cash and the robber fled the store with stolen items.

The suspect was last reportedly seen on running east on Kingmingya Rd.

Police are asking for assistance in searching for the missing suspect. According to Media Relations for the RCMP, Marie York-Condon, there may have been potential witnesses in the store at, or around, the time of the alleged robbery.

RCMP believe person, or persons, may have seen something suspicious, or may have noticed someone with items that would have been available at the Corner Store. We are asking the residents of Inuvik to report any suspicious or unusual activity.

Anyone who may have observed suspicious or unusual behaviour in this area at the approximate time, is asked to contact Inuvik RCMP at 867-777-1111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, nwtnutips.com, (click on “submit a web tip”) or text: nwtnutips to 274637.