Troopers from the New York State Police were first on the scene of an armed robbery at the Top Shelf Liquor Store on Ithaca’s south hill last Wednesday, December 27th, and investigators say there are still “no suspects at this time.”
According to State Police investigators, a tall black male suspect with a heavy build entered the liquor store in a plaza on Danby Road in the Town of Ithaca, displayed a handgun, and left with an undisclosed amount of cash. According to an NYSP release, “he was last seen wearing a colored hat, dark colored jacket, blue jeans, and boots. The suspect had a raspy voice and covered his face during the robbery with a white bandana.”
State Police say they were assisted at the scene by the Ithaca Police Department, Ithaca College Public Safety, Cornell University Police Department, and a K-9 dog from the Schuyler County Sheriff’s Office. According to IPD public information officer Jamie Williamson, Ithaca police officers “assisted in the initial response as we were the closest car.”
Captain Scott Heggelke of NYSP Troop C says, “we are still working with IPD to compare cases.” Ithaca police have been investigating multiple armed robberies in recent weeks, including robberies at Shorstop Deli and Byrne Dairy.
State Police ask anyone with information relating to the investigation call 607-347-4463.