Updated Monday with information about an arrest in connection with the two incidents:
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating two incidents involving an armed suspect that occurred on Sunday night.
The first incident, an attempted armed robbery at knife point, occurred at approximately 6:42 p.m. Sunday at the Byrne Dairy on North Meadow Street, according to an IPD press release. The suspect fled the scene without taking any money.
Less than 10 minutes after the police began responding to the first incident, an armed robbery was reported at the Citgo Gas station on North Fulton Street. An “undisclosed amount” of money was stolen from the station.
Original Author: Byron Kittle