Crime Alert – Attempted Robbery – 100 block of Oak Ave.
The Ithaca City Police Department is investigating a report of an attempted robbery that occurred on August 25, 2019 at approximately 2:21 a.m. in the 100 block of Oak Avenue.
The Ithaca Police Department reports that upon arrival, officers located the victim, who was able to escape the incident without physical injury. An initial investigation revealed that a subject wearing a mask brandished what was described as a “large machete” type knife, and ran towards the victim demanding property from the victim. Officers were unable to locate the suspect at the scene or in the vicinity. The suspect was last seen fleeing on foot on Oak Ave. The Ithaca Police Department investigation is ongoing, there are no further details available at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Ithaca Police Department at 607-272-3245.