ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police are searching for a suspect after an armed bank robbery Tuesday morning at Tompkins Employees Federal Credit Union on Taughannock Boulevard.

Jamie Williamson, public information officer for the Ithaca Police Department, said the credit union was robbed at gunpoint at about 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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.

Williamson said police are aware of one person involved in the robbery. No one was injured, he said.

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 and dark pants. The suspect was wearing a mask during the robbery.

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

Email Tip Address:





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Update (12:23 p.m.) — Additional information added, including a description of the suspect. 

Kelsey O'Connor

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