Purse snatcher mugs jogger early Sunday evening in Ithaca's west end

September 15, 2014 by Rachel Cera

The Ithaca Police Department tells us a woman was mugged while out jogging early Sunday evening in Ithaca's west end, not far from Downtown Ithaca and the dispersing crowds from Porchfest. A man grabbed the victim's purse strap and ripped it from her.

Police say the woman and a witness were jogging near the intersection of West Seneca Street and North Plain Street when the man attacked. The victim was knocked to the ground, and the assailant fled on foot between nearby houses.

The assailant is described as a white male, about six feet tall, medium build with red facial hair. He was wearing a white t-shirt and jeans at the time of the attack.

IPD asks that anyone with information that might aid their investigation contact the criminal investigations unit through police dispatch at 607-272-3245, the administration line at 607-272-9973, the Crimestoppers Tipline at 607-697-0333, or the anonymous online tip form.


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