Ithaca man victim of violent home invasion, suspects at large

Ithaca Police are investigating a violent home invasion where two men allegedly stole two safes from the victimâ??s apartment.

Investigators were called to an apartment on the 300 block of Floral Avenue at about 4:3 am Wednesday.

The victim told police he answered his door and one of the suspects pointed a handgun in his face and he and another suspect forced their way into the apartment. The victim then said that one of the suspects choked him while the other stole two safes from his apartment. The two also tried to tie the man up, but were unsuccessful, so they forced him into a bathroom, police say.

The victim says that after he did not hear the voices of the men for a time, he came out of the bathroom and called police.

One suspect is described as being a black man, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt. The other suspect is a man of unknown race, wearing a red hooded sweatshirt.

If anyone has any information on the incident, please call Ithaca Police at 607-697-0333, or email tips to: