ITHACA, N.Y. –– The Ithaca Police Department is searching for suspects after a report was made of an elderly woman being robbed in the parking lot of Kohl’s Thursday afternoon.

The victim –– an elderly woman –– was getting out of a vehicle when two male suspects ran up and stole her purse. The suspects then fled with the purse in an older model full-size grey or silver Chevrolet sedan driven by a white female.

The female driver was described as 20 to 30 years old, thin, with brown hair and brown eyes. The suspects were both described as at least 6 feet tall, thin, “scruffy-looking” white males. One male suspect was wearing a bright multi-colored head covering and blue jeans.

Anyone who may have been in the area, or otherwise has information is asked to contact the IPD Investigations Division through any of the following methods:

Police Dispatch: (607) 272-3245

Police Administration: (607) 272-9973

Police Tipline: (607) 330-0000


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Anna Lamb

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