A 21-year-old North Bay man is in custody following the attempted robbery of the Tim Hortons restaurant on Cassells Street early Sunday.

The man has been charged with:

  • One count of attempted robbery
  • One count of wear disguise with intent
  • One count of breaching his probation order
  • One count of theft of mail
  • One count of obstructing police

Police say the would-be thief entered the restaurant and demanded money from an employee. Following a brief physical altercation, the accused fled the scene with no money. No weapons were observed or used and there were no injuries involved.

After the police were alerted, officers located the accused at a nearby building stealing mail from a mailbox.

Police say the man initially provided a false name but they were eventually able to properly identify him, leading to the charge of obstructing police.

How to submit a tip:

Anyone with information that may assist police with this investigation is asked to call the North Bay Police Service at 705-497- 5555 and select option 9 to speak to a police officer. For those who wish to remain anonymous, contact Near North Crime Stoppers, by calling 1-800- 222-TIPS (8477) or by submitting a tip online at nearnorthcrimestoppers.com.