ITHACA, N.Y. — Four people have been charged with robbery after police say they beat and stole from a man late Wednesday in Ithaca.

Early Thursday morning, officers from the Ithaca Police Department said they were approached by a subject at the intersection of State and Cayuga streets who reported an assault that had occurred between 10 and 11 p.m. on State Street in Ithaca.

The person told police they had been thrown to the ground and punched and kicked by a group of four people. According to court records, the victim was injured with a swollen right eye and had multiple scrapes and bruises on both arms. He was also robbed of his Timberland boots, Nautica sweatshirt and backpack containing his wallet, video games, book and other items, police said.

Officers were able to locate a group in the area based on the description given.

Three juveniles and Taseem Davis, 21, of Ithaca, were arrested and charged with robbery. Davis was charged with second-degree robbery, third-degree assault, endangering the welfare of a child and fifth-degree possession of stolen property. The names of the juveniles have not been released.

Davis was arraigned Thursday morning in Ithaca City Court and released to probation. The juveniles were released to the custody of their guardians, police said.

Kelsey O'Connor

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