ITHACA, N.Y.—One man was arrested Friday night after attempting to break into an apartment in the West End.

Police said they arrested Donta T. Braxton, 47 years old of Ithaca, for third-degree attempted robbery, third-degree attempted assault and fourth-degree criminal mischief after an incident around 9 p.m. Friday night at the West Village Apartment complex.

In a press release, police stated that a victim told them he was “punched in the head and body multiple times while the defendant was trying to steal his wallet.” Braxton allegedly also broke windows and damaged property while he was trying to gain entry into the victim’s residence.

Police said the victim and suspect are known to each other.

Matt Butler

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