Two cases of armed robbery have happened over the course of two weeks in the City of Ithaca. The City of Ithaca Police Department put out a press release involving an armed vehicular robbery on March 28, and another was released through Ithaca College stating that someone was robbed on April 3.
Incident of March 28, 2014
According to the IPD’s press release, an unnamed victim had stopped his vehicle in a parking lot on the 200 block of West State Street in Ithaca, N.Y. The victim then reported that a woman came up to the window on the driver’s side, pointed a handgun at him and demanded he move over to the passenger’s side. After complying, the victim stated that a male then climbed into the back seat of the car and pointed a handgun at the back of the victim’s head as the female entered the car and got into the driver’s seat. The victim reported that the gun was kept pointed at his head as the trio drove toward Elmira, N.Y. At the 300 block of Applegate Road, the victim stated that the vehicle was stopped, and the female then ordered him to get out, which he did. The vehicle then drove off again toward Elmira. The IPD and the Tompkins County Sheriff’s Department responded to this incident at about 1:52 a.m.
The stolen vehicle is a blue 2005 Volvo V70 SUV, with a registration NY-GKZ3186. While the male could not be seen well by the victim, the female is described as a medium skinned, thinly built black female with protruding gums and an overbite. Her estimated age is around 20 years old.
Incident of April 3, 2014
According to the Ithaca College Public Safety Alert, a robbery occurred at about 10:15 p.m. on Coddington Road. Very little was released on this situation, as the investigation is still open. However, according to the alert, the perpetrator did display a gun during the incident, and the Sheriff’s Department is currently looking for a known suspect.