UPDATE: Heavily Armed Police Surround Downtown Collingwood Bank After Call About ‘Robbery In Progress.’

Police are trying to locate the caller


Plenty of drama in downtown Collingwood late this morning when police, with guns drawn, arrived at a bank on Hurontairo Street, in response to a call about a ‘robbery in progress.’

Hurontario was closed betweeen Second and Third Streets during the investigation.

When police entered the branch, they found out no such incident had taken place.

Based on information police received, Hurontairo was closed to ensure there was no threat to public safety.

The 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.


Police drama in Collingwood, as officers with guns drawn surrounded the National Bank on Hurontario Street late this morning.

Hurontario between Second and Third Streets has since reopened.

Provincial police will only say their response was the result of “public safety information.”

Heavily armed officers were spotted outside the bank.

With the scene downtown now cleared, police say there have been no arrests.

An update from police is expected this afternoon.