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Ithaca Police searching for suspect in bank robbery

Tompkins County

Ithaca Police are asking for help in locating the suspect in a bank robbery that occurred Tuesday evening.

According to police, officers responded to the Tompkins County Trust Company at 775 S. Meadow St. in Ithaca at 4:39 p.m. Tuesday for a report that the bank had just been robbed.

Officers quickly arrived on the scene and began collecting information from bank employees.

At this time, it has been determined that a black man entered the bank with a handgun held down to his side and approached a bank teller to demand that money be put into a white plastic bag that he was holding. The bank teller did as asked and the man fled the bank on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.

Police said the man was dressed in a dark blue or black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, white sneakers and a mask covering his face. He is described as having a thin build, approximately 5'10" tall and a soft spoken voice.

He was last seen fleeing to the south behind businesses located on Elmira Road, police said.

Further video evidence revealed that the suspect was seen standing near the bank for several minutes before committing the robbery.

If you have any information that would aid this investigation please contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245.

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