Public Safety Alert

01/22/2008

Contributed by David Maley

The Ithaca Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred on South Hill in the early morning hours of Tuesday, January 22. A man reported to police that he had been robbed at about 1:00 a.m. as he was walking on Giles Street, by two men who threatened him with a handgun. The suspects were last seen walking west on Giles Street toward Hudson Street.

The two suspects were described as dark-skinned black males, both approximately 150 pounds, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, and wearing dark hooded sweatshirts. One of the sweatshirts had white lettering on the front and back.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-9973.

To aid in the prevention of crime and to keep the campus community informed about safety and security issues on an ongoing basis, an institution must alert the campus community of certain crimes in a manner that is timely and will aid in the prevention of similar crimes.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act [20 USC 1092 (f)], Crime Awareness and Campus Security Act of 1990 and subsequent amendments, the crimes reported that mandate a "timely warning notice" are in the categories of aggravated assault, arson, burglary, murder and non-negligent homicide, robbery, sexual offenses (forcible and non-forcible), and motor vehicle theft.

The Office of Public Safety monitors the crime reports it receives from the campus community and local police agencies and issues public safety alerts to the campus community on any incidents that are considered to be a serious or continuing threat to students and employees.

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