UPDATE (9 a.m. Feb 21) — The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office has said Marshall is now charged with third-degree robbery, rather than second-degree robbery.  

LANSING, N.Y. — The Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office apprehended a man Wednesday who reportedly robbed the Tompkins Trust Company branch on Triphammer Road on Wednesday morning.

According to the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, at around 11 a.m. Wednesday, Maurice Marshall, 48, entered Tompkins Trust Company on Triphammer Road in Lansing. The sheriff’s office said Marshall did not display a weapon, but slipped a note to a teller and reportedly stole an “undisclosed amount of cash.”

Sheriff Derek Osborne said Marshall was apprehended in less than an hour, “thanks to the prompt and coordinated response of our deputies and law enforcement partners.”

New York State Police and Cayuga Heights Police assisted with the investigation.

Marshall, whose address is listed as 2303 N. Triphammer Rd. in Lansing, was charged with second-degree robbery, a felony, and is currently in the custody of the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office awaiting arraignment.

The Tompkins Trust Company robbery was unrelated to the Tops gas station robbery over the weekend, the sheriff’s office said.

Kelsey O'Connor

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