The Ithaca Police Department says a Collegetown resident was assaulted in his apartment early Sunday morning when he confronted two men trying to steal his flat-creen TV. The victim says he woke up at about 1:30am Sunday to discover the two men in his bedroom.
When the victim confronted the intruders and told them to leave, police say the men demanded money from him, punched him in the head, and then fled with his cell phone. In a media release on Wednesday, IPD Officer Jamie Williamson says the victim described the suspects as two black men, both about six feet tall, with a muscular build, and in their mid 20s. One man had braided hair and was wearing a white tank top and pants, and the other had short hair or a shaved head and was wearing a red t-shirt and jeans.
Police ask anyone with information that could assist in their investigation to contact IPD at 607-272-9973, or use the anonymous crime tipline at 607-697-0333 or online.