ITHACA, N.Y. — Two 19-year-old men from Ithaca have been charged with robbery after Cornell University students reported they were robbed at gunpoint on campus.

At about 2:50 a.m. Friday, Oct 4, two Cornell students reported to police that they were robbed by two suspects who had brandished a gun on Ho Plaza near Uris Library on campus. The two students were unharmed, police said.

After getting descriptions of the suspects, Cornell University Police and the Ithaca Police Department searched the area and at 3:25 a.m., officers from the IPD stopped a vehicle on Seneca Street occupied by two people who matched the suspects’ descriptions. The weapon used in the robbery turned out to be an Airsoft pistol, according to police.

Police have charged David Hayes, 19, and Dorian Comacho, 19, with first-degree robbery, a felony. They were arraigned in Ithaca City Court and remanded to the Tompkins County Jail in lieu of $25,000 cash or $50,000 bond.

Kelsey O'Connor

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