ITHACA, N.Y.—The Ithaca Police Department is investigating a robbery that took place in downtown Ithaca over the weekend.

The incident occurred around 1:15 a.m. on West State Street, between Plain and Geneva Streets, according to the police narrative of the crime. Very little suspect information is available at this time.

The police press release states that a male victim said he was walking towards the Commons when three “unknown Black males” confronted him and “demanded his property.” When the victim resisted, trying to reason with the suspects, police said he was then struck with “what he believed to be a metal pipe.” His phone and wallet were then taken, but the victim was not seriously injured.

A police officer happened upon the victim and helped him afterwards, according to police. Police further said the victim and suspect (or suspects) do not know each other. IPD is asking for residents in the area with surveillance devices to check their recordings to see if any footage exists of the incident or the suspects.

Contact information:

Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
Anonymous Email Tip Address:

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