ITHACA, N.Y. –– The Ithaca Police Department is looking for information regarding a late night robbery on Highland Place Wednesday during which two teen suspects reportedly assaulted a victim before stealing his cell phone.

At approximately 2:42 a.m. police report that “an Ithaca Police Sergeant responded to the 100 Block of Highland Place for a report of a robbery.”

The agency claims in a press release that upon arrival at the scene, the Sergeant located the victim being assisted by two strangers after reportedly hearing his calls for help. In a press release police go on to say that the victim, who had sustained injuries during the robbery, said he was walking in the area when he was attacked by two young male suspects who could be anywhere from 16 to 19 years old.

His injuries were non-life-threatening and he was treated by Bangs ambulance at the scene. Police also note that besides the Sergeant, the main responding agency was Cornell University police, “given the location of the incident and the fact that no other Ithaca Police Officers were available to respond.”

IPD states their investigation is ongoing and that no other details are available. Residents and businesses in the area who have surveillance systems are encouraged to review their footage and report anything they believe may be related to this
incident. Also anyone who may have witnessed this incident is also encouraged to contact IPD as soon as possible.

IPD can be contacted through any of the following means and those who
wish remain anonymous may do so:

Police Dispatch: (607)272-3245
Police Administration: (607)272-9973
Police Tipline: (607)330-0000
Email: policeinfo@cityofithaca.org
Anonymous Tip Submission: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips

Anna Lamb

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