ITHACA, N.Y.—No injuries were sustained in an armed robbery that occurred early Sunday morning on Elmira Road in Ithaca, according to a police press release.

The incident was reported to police around 2:43 a.m. from the Speedway Gas Station at 366 Elmira Road. Police said that upon investigation, they found that one victim was approached by two suspects in the parking lot—while the press release said the victim was operating a taxi, it does not state whether or not the victim was inside of the car at the time of the incident.

While demanding the keys to the taxi, one of the suspects “pointed what appeared to be a rifle” at the victim. The victim then gave the suspects the keys and the two assailants fled in the taxi, according to the police. It was later found abandoned in Schuyler County.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and there are no more details being released. Those with information should contact police via the following means.

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
Anonymous Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com