ITHACA, N.Y. — In September, the Tompkins Trust Company bank on South Meadow Street in Ithaca was robbed at gunpoint by a masked suspect. Ithaca police now say they have arrested a man in connection with the crime.

Caleb M. Kuhns, 18, of Danby, has been charged with first-degree robbery, a felony. Police say on Sept. 20, 2018, Kuhns entered the bank, pointed a pistol at bank employees, demanded cash and left with about $4,750.

A few days after the incident, police released surveillance video from the bank that showed a masked suspect aim a handgun at tellers before fleeing the bank with money.

According to court records filed in Ithaca City Court, Kuhns admitted to “the commission of the robbery” on Sept. 20 during a recorded interview with investigators.

Related: Police seeking suspect who robbed Tompkins Trust Company

Related: FBI and local police pursue suspect in recent bank robbery

The Ithaca Police Department said in a news release Tuesday that the arrest was the result of a lengthy investigation that involved cooperation between the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, New York State Park Police, Cornell University Police, the Tioga County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Candor Police Department.

Kuhns was arraigned in Ithaca City Court and remanded to Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond.

Kelsey O'Connor

Kelsey O'Connor is the managing editor for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at and follow her on Twitter @bykelseyoconnor.