Armed Robbery in City of Ithaca Monday Night

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ITHACA, N.Y. (WETM)- On Monday, at around 10PM, Ithaca Police Officers were called to respond to the report of an armed robbery of the Universal Deli-Grocery convenience store located at 428 Eddy Street, in the City of Ithaca.

When police arrived on the scene they found a victim who had been working as a clerk. The clerk reporting that someone walked into the store, pointed a handgun at him and threatened to shoot if he didn’t give over all of the stores money.

The clerk did give the robber an undisclosed amount of cash before he took off on foot fleeing the scene.

The clerk was not physcially injured.

The suspect is described as a medium brown skinned male of average height and build. He wore all black clothing, including long pants, long hooded sweatshirt and a balaclava style mask. He was reported to have fled westbound from the incident.

This is the sixth armed robbery in the City of Ithaca in the past 16 days.

The recent robberies include:

7/12/20 – Byrne Dairy on N. Meadow St.

7/21/20 – Quick Shoppe on Third St.

7/25/20 – Hilton Garden Inn on Seneca St.

7/26/20 – A-Plus Gas Station on Cayuga St.

7/26/20 – Convenience Store in 200 block of N. Meadow St.

Allan Forrest was arrested and charged with the robbery in connection to the incident that occurred on July 26th.

Anyone with information about these crimes is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department through the following means:

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Anonymous Email Tip Address:

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