ITHACA, N.Y. –– Ithaca Police are searching for a suspect in an armed robbery that took place Saturday afternoon.

Police claimed in a press release that they responded to the 200 block of West Seneca Street to a report of an armed robbery around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Upon arrival, the police’s release states that the victim told police they were walking into an apartment on North Albany Street when he was “approached by a male suspect displaying a knife.”

The victim then told police that the suspect demanded property from the victim while still threatening them with the knife, and did receive “various personal items” from the victim after the demand. The victim was uninjured during the encounter.

Police further claimed: “It was reported that there was also a second victim who had their property stolen at knifepoint, however, they left prior to officers’ arrival. It is believed that the reporting victim was not targeted randomly.”

The suspect is being described as a “Black male in his 20s, approximately 6’5″ tall, wearing black pants, a black hooded sweatshirt and a black face mask.” Though police canvassed the area and checked for video surveillance, the investigation is ongoing and they are searching for more information:

  • Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
  • Police Administration: 607-272-9973
  • Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
  • Anonymous Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips

Matt Butler

Matt Butler is the Education & Public Health Reporter at the Ithaca Voice. He can be reached by email at mbutler@ithacavoice.com