Police seeking armed robbery suspect in Ithaca

The Ithaca Police Department is asking for the public to help provide any information that could lead to the arrest of an armed robbery suspect from an incident Saturday night.On March 19th at approximately 8:45 pm, the Ithaca Police were called to respond to the Subway restaurant located at 401 Elmira Road for the report of an armed robbery. Officers arrived and spoke with the store employee, who reported that he had just been robbed at gunpoint.The clerk reported that he was preparing the store for close when a lone perpetrator entered wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt and black ski mask. The clerk reports that he was forced back to the register and then forced to open the register as the suspect brandished a handgun. The suspect removed an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register before fleeing the store on foot, reportedly towards Spencer Street.The restaurant employee described the perpetrator as a black male of average build with a dark complexion. He wore a gray hooded sweatshirt, dark sweatpants, and a black ski mask at the time of the robbery.No injuries were reported.Anyone with any information about this incident is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department through the following means:Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245 Police Administration: (607) 272-9973Crime Stoppers Tipline: (607) 697-0333Drug Tipline (607) 330-0000Tip Address: http://www.cityofithaca.org/FormCenter/Ithaca-Police-Department- 5/Ithaca-Police-Department-Tipline-47Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ithacapoliceTwitter: https://twitter.com/ithacapoliceFingerLakes1.com will have more information on this armed robbery as details within the investigation become available.

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