An armed robbery attempt leads to the arrest of two Dryden youth.  

At approximately 8:45 pm on July 25, Dryden Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) received a complaint from an employee at a business on Government Street of an alleged robbery attempt with a weapon. 

Officers attended the scene and spoke with the complainant. The investigation revealed that two suspects entered into the business with a knife and demanded money. When the complainant activated an emergency alarm the two suspects fled on foot.   

An investigation was commenced and on July 26, 2022 a 15-year-old young person and 17-year-old of Dryden, who cannot be identified as per the Youth Criminal Justice Act (YCJA), have been charged with the following offence: 

  • Robbery with Intent - Criminal Code 344(1)(b) 

Both youth accused have been held in custody for a bail hearing. 

Members of the public who have information regarding this investigation are urged to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122. Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or access their website at www.ontariocrimestoppers.ca where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.