ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Police Department has released three images of the suspect who reportedly robbed Tompkins Trust Company on Meadow Street earlier this week. They are seeking help from the public to identify the suspect.

At about 4:39 p.m. Tuesday, police responded to a reported bank robbery at Tompkins Trust Company, located at 775 S. Meadow St. in Ithaca.

Bank employees told police that a man entered the building with a handgun held down to his side and approached a bank teller demanding they put money into a white plastic bag he was holding. The bank teller complied and the man fled on foot south behind businesses located on Elmira Road, police said.

Police initially released a description of the suspect, but no images. The suspect has been described as a black man, about 5-feet 10-inches tall with a thin build and soft spoken voice. He was wearing a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt, dark blue jeans, white sneakers and had a mask covering his face, police said.

Police added Thursday that they had developed information that the suspect was in the immediate area of the bank for about 10 minutes before committing the robbery.

Anyone with information that could aid the investigation are asked to contact police by any of the following means:

Kelsey O'Connor

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