Ithaca coin shop owner missing in the wake of robbery, says Tioga Sheriff

The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office says 58-year-old Harold L. Benjamin, Jr. is missing from his Berkshire home, the department announced earlier today. Benjamin is the owner of Harold’s Coins, the site of a reported robbery last week.

Harold L. Benjamin, Jr., missing since Monday morning. Photo provided by Tioga County Sheriff's Office.

Harold L. Benjamin, Jr., missing since Monday morning. Photo provided by Tioga County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a release from the sheriff’s department, the man was last seen at his home by family early Monday.

A family member says he was last seen at about 2am, and “didn’t take his keys, wallet, or a car.” The missing man has had heart attacks in the past, and has a pacemaker, according to the family.

Last week, the Ithaca Police Department was investigating a reported armed robbery at Harold’s Coins, on the ground floor of the Dewitt Mall in Downtown Ithaca.

The Tioga County Sheriff’s Office asks anyone with knowledge of Harold Benjamin’s whereabouts to contact them at 607-687-1010.

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