ITHACA, N.Y. –– The Ithaca Police Department is looking for a suspect after an armed robbery at a financial institution on the 100 block of N. Tioga Street just after 9 a.m. Monday morning.

According to victims at the scene, a suspect described as an older black male approximately 6’0” feet tall, with a bald or shaved head and a goatee, wearing a black baseball hat, a green hooded sweatshirt, grey checkered pajama bottoms, and a white mask, entered the institution and demanded money while indicating that he was armed.

He then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of cash prior to police arrival.

The investigation is ongoing, and police are not releasing additional information at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact IPD through the following methods: 

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

Correction: an earlier version of this story stated that the robbery was at a home, when it was in fact at a financial institution per IPD’s press release. 

Anna Lamb

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