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21 October 2011Warning - this news article expired on 2011-11-21. Information may no longer be accurate or applicable

Attempt Robbery

Belleville, Ontario ? On 20 October, 2011 at 3:55 p.m., police attended in the area of

South Park Street and Moira Street East, after being informed by an observant witness of actions of two suspicious males in a truck.

It was reported to police that a Chevrolet pick up truck (with 2 occupants) stopped in front of a business on South Park Street. One occupant described as wearing a full face mask and carrying what appeared to be a black metal bar approached the entrance of the business but then suddenly went back to the vehicle. The vehicle left the area but returned shortly thereafter. Police arrived momentarily after the truck had returned to the business. Police located one male walking on Moira Street East and the second male inside the business.

 

Investigation of this incident led to the arrest of both males from the truck. The initial male observed wearing a full face mask and carrying what appeared to be a black metal bar has been charged with one count each of:

Robbery with Intent

Wearing a Disguise with Intent

Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose

Breach of Probation

This 27 year old Belleville male will appear in Provincial court on 21 October, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for a bail hearing.

The second male in this incident has been charged with:

Robbery with Intent

Breach of Probation

This 33 year old Tyendinaga Township male will appear in Provincial court on 21 October, 2011 for a bail hearing.

Belleville Police Service would like to acknowledge the prompt response of the citizen that found the actions of the arrested persons suspicious and called the police.

Break and Enter

Belleville, Ontario ? On 21 October, 2011 at 2:11 a.m., police attended on Ritchie Avenue in response to an intrusion alarm. Investigation revealed that unknown person(s) had forced entry by smashing windows. This investigation is ongoing.

Assault

Belleville, Ontario ? On 21 October, 2011 at 2:03 a.m., police attended on Front Street in response to a complaint of an assault. Investigation revealed that the victim and a friend were walking on the river front trail when they were followed by at least 2 persons. The unknown persons instigated an altercation. While police were investigating one of the unknown attackers was observed on foot in the area. Police reviewed the footage from the downtown CCTV cameras and were able to further the investigation.

A 19 year old Belleville male has been arrested for one count of Assault and 2 counts of Breach of Probation. This male will appear in Provincial Court on 21 October, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. for a bail hearing.