Around 11:30 at night on Friday, December 16th, the City of Ithaca Police Department responded to the area of the 400 block of Spencer Rd, for a reported home invasion that just occurred.
The caller to 9-1-1 reported seeing at least 4 to 5 black males that went into an apartment in the building, all wearing a Halloween style mask and armed with guns.
The suspects that entered the apartment held a 10 and a 13 year old at gunpoint. Other suspects then went upstairs to the victims bedroom and assaulted the victim with punches and strikes to their head by a handgun.
Witnesses reported to police that the suspects had at least 2 handguns, and another suspect had in his possession a long gun, possibly a rifle. The suspects were able to get inside the apartment via an unlocked door.
The victim that was assaulted was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Ithaca City Police are currently investigating the incident.
The Ithaca Police Department is asking anyone who may have any information or resides in the area and has surveillance systems that could’ve recorded the incident, to contact the Ithaca Police Department through the contacts below:
Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Police Tip-line: 607-330-0000
Anonymous Email Tip Address: www.cityofithaca.org/ipdtips