UPDATE 4:30 p.m. —

An Ithaca man has been arrested in connection with the robberies. Click here for our update.


WHCU is reporting that 1 of 2 suspects in the incident has been taken into custody. We’ll provide updates when we learn more.

Earlier — 

Dryden, N.Y. — Two men entered a home in Dryden Tuesday night, hit a victim with a handgun and stole more than $1,000 before leaving in a pickup truck, the sheriff’s office said.

That was one of at least two armed robberies in the county Tuesday night.

The second, in Lansing, saw two men break into a home wearing black ski masks and carrying handguns. One of the victims suffered minor injuries and the men “stole an unknown amount of money,” the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities are now looking to speak with the man in the photo below. He was seen at the Xtramart in Lansing.

Here’s the account police gave of the first robbery:

Around 10 p.m. Tuesday night, sheriff’ deputies, Dryden police, Groton police and TC3 Campus Police were called to a house on Livermore Road in Dryden.

The victims said two men forced their way into the home, struck a victim with a handgun and took more than $1,000. One victim suffered minor injuries.

The pickup truck the men left in did not have a specified color.

Here’s the account police gave of the second robbery:

Around 11:20 p.m., law enforcement was called to Lockerby Hill Road in the Town of Lansing.

The victims said two men who broke into their home wore black jeans, black sweatshirts, black gloves and black ski masks. Both had handguns.

One of the males is described as being approximately 6’ 4” tall, stocky build and the other male is described as being 5’ 6” tall and skinny. They were both identified as black males.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Tompkins County 911 Communication Center at 607-272-2444 or the Sheriff’s Office Tip Line at 607-266-5420.

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.