Ithaca police search for strong-armed robber

By Conor Mooney

Credit: MGN Online

Ithaca police search for strong-armed robber

December 23, 2013 Updated Dec 23, 2013 at 3:06 PM EDT

Ithaca, NY (WBNG Binghamton) A man robbed another on the 500 block of West State Street in Ithaca, according to police.

They said around 3 a.m. Monday, a black man approached a victim and asked him for a cigarette before demanding his belongings.

Police said he pointed to his jacket pocket - indicating he had a gun.

The suspect got away with the victim's cellphone, wallet, backpack, jacket as well as other items.

The suspect is described as about 25-years old, 5'9" tall and about 130 pounds.

Police added that he was clean shaven, had short hair, and was wearing an orange, puffy jacket with dark clothes underneath.

Police are asking anyone with additional information to contact them at (607) 272-3245

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