Two people were robbed at knife-point on West Campus Monday night, according to a report from the Cornell Police. Although the victims gave different descriptions of the height and attire of their alleged assailant, both incidents occurred at “about 9:58 p.m.” and within 550 yards of each other.
In both reports, the suspect was a white male, demanded the victim’s wallet and displayed a knife. Additionally, the first robber was reported to have fled toward the Ithaca City Cemetery — a block from where the second robbery was reported.
Still, the first robbery was reportedly committed by a 5’10” man in a “gray hoodie,” while the second robbery was committed by a 6’4” male with a “black coat and a rag on his head,” according to reports made to police.
The Ithaca Police Department is investigating the reported robberies. A preliminary search by police Monday did not locate the suspects.
Witnesses said the area was swarming with police shortly after the reported incidents.
Original Author: Jeff Stein