ITHACA, N.Y. — The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a reported purse theft Thursday afternoon.
At about 2:20 p.m. Thursday, officers responded to a reported robbery on the 100 block of North Cayuga Street. The victim told police that they met the suspect to sell a purse. While the victim was showing the purse to the male suspect, he grabbed the purse and fled on foot.
The victim was unharmed.
The suspect is described as a black man, thin build, wearing black pants a black shirt.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information that would help the investigation is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department by any of the following means:
- Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
- Police Administration: 607-272-9973
- Crime Stoppers Tipline: 607-697-0333
- Drug Tipline: 607-330-0000
- Email Tip Address: http://www.cityofithaca.org/FormCenter/Ithaca-Police-Department- 5/Ithaca-Police-Department-Tipline-47
- Facebook: https://facebook.com/ithacapolice