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Taxi stolen during armed robbery at Ithaca convenience store, investigation underway

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that happened at the Speedway Gas Station on Elmira Road during the early-morning hours.

Officers confirmed that an armed robbery occurred upon arrival, and found that two suspects approached the victim int he parking lot.

One of them pointed what appeared to be a rifle and demanded the keys to the taxi being operated by the victim. A short time later the taxi was found after fleeing the scene.

No injuries were reported, according to police.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call 607-272-3245.