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Ithaca Robbery Update

A man is in police custody this morning after HE attempted to rob an Ithaca convenience store Saturday night.

Ithaca Robbery Update

January 13, 2014

Ithaca (WENY) - A man is in police custody this morning after he attempted to rob an Ithaca convenience store Saturday night. According to the Ithaca Police Department. Steven Happel went to the store near the area of 200 North Meadow Street in Ithaca Saturday night. 
    
He went up to the counter with a concealed object under his sweatshirt. Happel demanded all the money while pointing the object at the cashier. As the cashier pressed the panic alarm, the suspect ripped it out of his hand and fled the store on foot. Police found Happel hiding in a nearby dumpster, he's in Tompkins County Jail.