This is a news release from the New York State Police. It was NOT written by The Ithaca Voice.

ITHACA, N.Y. — On Wednesday evening at 7:37 p.m., the New York State Police responded to the report of an armed robbery at Top Shelf Liquor Store on Danby Road in the town of Ithaca.  A suspect entered the store, displayed a handgun and left with an undisclosed amount of cash.  The suspect was last seen walking north toward the city of Ithaca.

The suspect is described as a black male, tall with a heavy build.  He was last seen wearing a colored hat, dark colored jacket, blue jeans, and boots.  The suspect had a raspy voice and covered his face during the robbery with a white bandana.

The State Police were assisted at the scene by Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca College Public Safety, Cornell University Police Department and a K9 dog from the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office.

The New York State Police are continuing their investigation and ask anyone with information to call (607) 347-4463.