ITHACA, N.Y. —Ithaca College gave an update around 5:30 p.m. Thursday regarding a reported armed robbery earlier in the day.

An investigation determined that the robbery reported Thursday afternoon at the Terrace 3 residence hall appears to be a targeted crime and not a random incident, and there is not believed to be an ongoing threat to the campus community, according to the update.

Residents of a room reported that two suspects displayed a taser device and a folding knife and robbed them of personal property, then fled the area in the direction of the Circle Apartments. Public Safety responded and conducted a thorough search of the area.

One suspect is described as a black male, 5’10” to 5’11,” early 20s, wearing green Uggs and black or gray jeans, with a tattoo of a cross on the right arm.

The updated description of the second black male suspect is that he was wearing a red hoodie and red sweatpants, and a black beanie, not a magenta jump suit as initially reported.

Original story:

ITHACA, N.Y. –– An armed robbery has been reported on the Ithaca College campus.

At the Terrace 3 residence hall, two suspects displayed a taser device and a folding knife and robbed residents of one of the dorm rooms then fled the area in the direction of the Ithaca College Circle Apartments.

Public Safety has responded and is searching the area. An alert was sent to the campus community on Thursday, Dec. 5, at around 3:30 p.m.

One suspect is described as a black male, 5’10” to 5’11,” early 20s, wearing green Uggs and black or gray jeans, with a tattoo of a cross on the right arm.

The other suspect is described as a black male, wearing a light magenta jumpsuit and a black beanie.

No one was injured in the robbery.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or Public Safety at 607-274-3333.

Anna Lamb

Anna Lamb is a reporter for the Ithaca Voice. Questions? Story tips? Contact her at alamb@ithacavoice.com