ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Police Department has released video footage of a bank robbery Tuesday in Ithaca. Police continue to search for the suspect involved.

At about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, the Tompkins Employees Federal Credit Union on Taughannock Boulevard was robbed at gunpoint, police say.

Police say a man entered the bank, displayed a handgun and pointed it at several employees. He ordered the teller to give him money and the bank teller complied, police said. The suspect then fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, the Ithaca Police Department said in a news release.

Video released Tuesday evening by the Ithaca Police Department shows a man walk into the bank with a turquoise backpack and take out a handgun.

Police are actively looking for the suspect who is described as a black man, about 5-feet-10-inches tall, medium build. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with a triangular design on back, a white knit hat and dark pants. The suspect had his face covered during the robbery. He was carrying a turquoise backpack.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department by any of the following means:

  • Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
  • Police Administration: 607-272-9973
  • Crime Stoppers Tipline: 607-697-0333
  • Drug Tipline 607-330-0000
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Featured image from the video provided by the Ithaca Police Department.

Kelsey O'Connor

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