ITHACA, N.Y. –– Police are investigating an armed robbery at the Ithaca Quik Shoppe Tuesday night after a suspect with a handgun took an undisclosed amount of cash from the register and fled the scene on foot.

At approximately 9:50 p.m., Ithaca Police were called to the Quik Shoppe, located at 317 3rd Street, in the City of Ithaca for a robbery that the caller said had just occurred.

Upon arrival, officers located the victim who had been working as a clerk in the convenience store at the time. The victim reported that a male subject entered the store and immediately approached him brandishing a handgun demanding money.

The clerk was able to get to the register and offer cash to the perpetrator, and the incident ended without injury.

The suspect is described as a male of average height and build, likely caucasian. The perpetrator was described as wearing a dark-colored, long-sleeved hooded shirt or sweatshirt, dark bottoms, opaque gloves, and a ski mask at the time of the robbery.

This incident is currently under investigation and no further details are available.

Ithaca Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them via any of the means below:

Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245

Police Administration: (607) 272-9973

Police Tipline: (607) 330-0000

Email: policeinfo@cityofithaca.org

Anonymous Tip Submission: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips

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Anna Lamb

Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at alamb@ithacavoice.com