Oswego City Police responded to two reports on Monday night. One person claimed they had seen suspicious activity in the area and one person claimed they had been held at gunpoint while walking his dog, a department release said.
Camren McKenna, 20, of 141 West Oneida Street was arrested early Tuesday morning.
Allegedly, McKenna approached the victim, pointed what appeared to be a black handgun and demanded money. Upon learning that the victim did not have any money, McKenna reportedly fled in a Mitsubishi Lancer.
A car matching the description was seen leaving items around the area of 278 Syracuse Ave. Police found a black air pistol and several items of clothing consistent with the description the robbery victim provided, a statement said.
He was charged with attempted robbery in the second degree, a felony and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree a misdemeanor.
McKenna was remanded to the Oswego County Correctional Facility in lieu of $3,000 cash bail or $6,000 bail bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 28 at 9:30 a.m.