ITHACA, N.Y. –– The Ithaca Police Department is investigating an armed robbery in Fall Creek Tuesday night, during which two victims had possessions stolen, and one was punched in the face.

On Tuesday, Oct. 13 at approximately 8:37 p.m. IPD responded to a reported armed robbery in the 400 block of North Tioga Street. Two victims walking through the neighborhood were approached by two male suspects, both displaying handguns. The two suspects, while holding both victims at gunpoint, demanded all of the victims’ property.

During the course of the robbery one victim says they were punched in the face, but both were otherwise unharmed.

The first suspects is described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, approximately 6’1” tall, skinny build and wearing all dark clothing. The second suspect was described as a black male, approximately 30 years old, between 5’7” and 5’10” tall, heavy build and also wearing all dark clothing. The suspects reportedly fled the area on foot heading southbound after the incident.

Police say there doesn’t appear to be any relationship between the victims and suspects and that they were targeted at random.

The investigation is currently ongoing and the Ithaca Police Department is asking that anyone with information regarding this incident contact the Ithaca Police by any of the following methods:

Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245

Police Administration: (607) 272-9973

Police Tipline: (607) 330-0000


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