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Call about 'robbery in progress' was hoax: OPP (6 photos)

Collingwood Police say there is no evidence to suggest that such an incident took place in the downtown Monday
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NEWS RELEASE
ONTARIO PROVINCIAL POLICE
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Officers from the Collingwood and The Blue Mountains detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) have now re-opened Hurontario Street after it was closed down in relation to an incident in downtown Collingwood.  

At approximately 11:10 a.m. today officers were dispatched to a robbery in progress at a financial institution located on Hurontario Street in the Town of Collingwood. Officers entered the premise and found that no such incident had taken place however, based on the caller's information officers closed down Hurontario Street to ensure that there was no threat to public safety. 

Investigation is ongoing to attempt to locate the caller. 

Anyone with information on this matter as asked to contact Collingwood/The Blue Mountains OPP at (705) 445-4321 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can submit your information online at www.p3tips.com or if you have any information on this crime or any other crime. 

Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to call display and you will remain anonymous. Being anonymous, you will not testify in court and your information may lead to a cash reward of up to $2,000.00. You can follow Crime Stoppers of Simcoe Dufferin Muskoka or Grey-Bruce on Twitter or Facebook

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