ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Police Department again responded to reports of an armed robbery on Monday night, the fourth reported in the City of Ithaca since Saturday.
IPD responded around 10:05 p.m. to a convenience store for a robbery that occurred at the Universal Deli-Grocery, located at 428 Eddy St. in the City of Ithaca.
The victim, who had been working as a clerk at the Universal Deli-Grocery, told officers that a subject walked into the store, immediately pointed a handgun at him and threatened to shoot him if he did not turn over all the store’s cash.
The clerk gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash before the suspect took it and fled on foot. The clerk was not physically injured during this incident, according to a release from IPD.
The suspect is described as a medium, brown-skinned male of average height and build. He wore all black clothing, including long pants, a long hooded sweatshirt, and a balaclava style mask at the time. He was reported to have fled westbound from the incident.
Over the weekend, IPD reported responding tp three separate calls for armed robberies at convenience stores or gas stations in the City of Ithaca. One of those resulted in an arrest, but several remain under investigation.
Ithaca Police ask anyone with information regarding this incident to contact them via any of the means below:
Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245
Police Administration: (607) 272-9973
Police Tipline: (607) 330-0000
Anonymous Tip Submission: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips