Update at 4:50 p.m. — Ithaca police have released two photos from surveillance video of the Thursday night robbery being investigated. The photos have been added to this story.

ITHACA, N.Y. — Ithaca police are looking for a man they say robbed a gas station at knifepoint on Thursday night.

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Police say the robbery happened around 9:10 p.m. at the Tops Express Gas Station in the 700 block of South Meadow Street. No injuries were reported.


A clerk told officers that a man walked into the gas station with black pantyhose pulled over his face, put a garbage bag on the counter and demanded that the clerk put all the money from the register in the bag. The man also displayed  a knife to the clerk.

After the bag was filled with money, the robber fled the scene on foot and the clerk enabled a panic alarm. Officers arrived at the scene but were unable to find the suspect.

The light skinned male was described as being in his 20s and was wearing a green coat with black pantyhose pulled over his face and white gloves on his hands.
Police are asking anyone with information about the crime to contact officials using any of the methods below:
Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Crime Stoppers Tipline: 607-697-0333
Email Tip Address: http://www.cityofithaca.org/FormCen…- 5/Ithaca-Police-Department-Tipline-47
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Jolene Almendarez is Managing Editor at The Ithaca Voice. She can be reached at jalmendarez@ithacavoice.com; you can learn more about her at the links in the top right of this box.