Pennsylvania men accused of robbing Ithaca store

Eric Cruz / Courtesy: State police

Three Pennsylvania men are accused of robbing an Ithaca store.

It happened around 12:55 a.m. Tuesday at the Hair Graphics store in the East Hill Plaza at 320 Pine Tree Road.

Police say 23-year-old Eric Cruz, 26-year-old Robert Johnson and 25-year-old Antonio C.J. Padin walked in to the store through an unlocked door in the back of the store and demanded money from a group of people playing in a card tournament. Police say one of them was carrying a silver handgun.

All three suspects were arraigned in Ithaca Town Court and sent to the Tompkins County Jail on $25,000 cash bail or $50,000 secured bond.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the State Police at Ithaca at (607) 347-4440.