Ithaca, N.Y. — Two men, one reportedly armed with a knife and club, robbed a business on Ithaca’s Spencer Road Wednesday morning, according to the Ithaca Police Department.
The men entered the business on the 400 block of Spencer Road shortly before 4:17 a.m., an employee told police officers.
The men came up to the employee from behind and ordered him to the ground, according to a report from IPD.
“The employee [said] one of the subjects was in possession of a knife and a club,” the report said.
The men failed to break into a safe on the premises but stole $300 in cash from the employee’s wallet before fleeing the scene.
According to the IPD press release:
On July 9, 2014 at about 4:17 am Ithaca Police officers responded to a commercial business in the 400 block of Spencer Road regarding a robbery that had just occurred. Responding officers interviewed the complainant, who is an employee of the business. The employee advised that while inside the business he was approached from behind by two males who ordered him to the ground. The employee advised one of the subjects was in possession of a knife and a club. The employee advised the subjects attempted to force entry into a safe inside of the business, but were unsuccessful in gaining entry into the safe. The employee advised the subjects stole $300.00 cash from his wallet and then fled the area.
The descriptions of the two suspects as described by the employee are that of a black male possibly named “Gabe” and a white male possibly named “Johnny”. No other descriptors are being released at this time. If you have any information that would aid this investigation please contact the Ithaca Police Department.