On Wednesday around 2:42 a.m. a sergeant with the Ithaca Police Department responded to the 100 block o Highland Place for a reported robbery.
Upon arrival, the Sergeant who was not identified, located a victim who was being helped by two other pedestrians in the area. Prior to the incident, those two people did not know the victim, police said in a news release.
The IPD sergeant was assisted on-scene by Cornell University Police, because no other officers were available to respond.
The victim, who sustained injuries during the robbery, reported to police that he was walking in the area when he was attacked by a pair of 16-19 year old male suspects.
The victim told police that his cell phone was stolen during the attack. Bangs Ambulance responded and treated the victim for non life threatening injuries.
At this point the investigation is active.
Police ask any residents or businesses in the area who have surveillance systems affixed to their homes or doorbell cameras to review footage from last year and report anything unusual.
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