Man accused of robbing Ithaca smoke shop was on probation
Will Howell Jr., was sentenced to 5 years of probation and jail time on March 26 after he stole a wallet in the Ithaca Commons Market at 122 N. Aurora St. He also tried to take money from the register.
May 2, Howell allegedly stole money from a smoke shop at 124 W. State St., which was staffed by an elderly woman at the time. Bystanders helped direct police to the man, who fled from them through several backyards, police said.