Oswego Man Charged In Attempted Robbery Investigation

OSWEGO, NY – On Monday at approximately 11:13 p.m., Oswego City Police responded to a robbery complaint in the area of Ontario and Lake streets.

The victim alleged that while he was walking his dog, an unknown male suspect approached him, pointed what appeared to be a black handgun at him, and demanded money.  The suspect then fled the area after the victim stated he did not have any money.

Camren M. McKenna
Camren M. McKenna

The victim observed the suspect get into a white Mitsubishi Lancer motor vehicle, and was able to provide a license plate number to police.

Just prior to receiving the robbery complaint, Oswego Police had responded to the area of 278 Syracuse Ave., pursuant to a report of a suspicious condition in the area.

Upon arrival, police were informed by area residents that an individual had been seen exiting a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle used by the suspect in the robbery.  That individual had been further observed walking into a side yard and disposing of several items.

When police examined the items, they discovered a black air pistol, as well as several items of clothing consistent with the suspect clothing description provided by the robbery victim.

The Oswego City Police Department Criminal Investigation Division was called in to assist with the investigation.

Further investigation, combined with information provided by the robbery victim, led police to 141 W. Oneida St. where they located several residents.

As a result, 20-year-old Camren M. McKenna, of 141 W. Oneida St., Oswego, was arrested at 1:44 a.m. today (Feb. 21), while at the police station.

McKenna was charged with second-degree attempted robbery (D felony) and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon (A misdemeanor).

He was arraigned in Oswego City Court and remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bail bond.

He is scheduled to return in Oswego City Court on Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m.

The investigation is continuing, and Oswego Police are asking anyone with information to contact them, at 315-342-8120.

Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oswego City Police Department’s tip-line at 315-342-8131, or email [email protected]