Police have finally cracked the robbery of $60,000 from the community’s airport in September. An Eastmain man was arrested on Dec. 4, but police are staying tight-lipped about the specifics of the crime.
The money was in a package en route to Wemindji’s Caisse Populaire.
Eastmain police referred all questions to agent André Higgins of the SQ’s Major Crimes Unit in Rouyn-Noranda. “For now, I’m not supposed to tell you anything about it,” Higgins told us.
He would not reveal the name of the arrested party, the amount stolen or how much of it remained by the time the arrest was made.
The SQ’s investigation is still continuing and no charges have been laid, he added.