Ithaca police investigate rash of commercial burglaries in city since Saturday morning


(ITHACA, NY) – The following burglary cases are all under active investigation by the Ithaca Police Department and possible links or connections are being considered.

  • On July 11, 2022, at about 2:13 AM Ithaca Police Officers were dispatched to 312 E. Seneca St., Rosie’s Ice Cream, for a report of a burglary in progress. Responding patrol units were advised that the business owners could see someone in the business in real time via their security cameras. Police arrived on scene quickly and found that the suspect had already fled the premises. Evidence of a burglary was located, and it was determined that an undisclosed amount of cash had been stolen. After reviewing security footage, it was learned that the actual theft of the cash and initial burglary had occurred closer to 11:30 PM on July 10, 2022. The response by police at 2:13 AM on July 11 was due to a second suspect entering the business at a separate time. It is unknown if the two suspects were working together.

On the morning of July 11, 2022, the following burglaries were also reported to the Ithaca Police Department:

  • Between Saturday morning on July 9th and July 11th, Automotive Consultants, 217 Elmira Road, was burglarized via forced entry to the business.
  • Between 8:30 PM on July 10th, and 6:00 AM on July 11, an unknown person(s) burglarized the Lincoln Street Diner, 309 E. Lincoln St., by forcing entry through a door and stealing an undisclosed amount of money.
  • Between 9:00 PM on July 10th and 06:00 AM on July 11, an unknown person(s) burglarized the Fall Creek House, 302 Lake St., by forcing open a door and stealing liquor and possibly money.
  • On July 11th, at around 4:05 AM The Milk Stand at 215 N. Meadow St., was burglarized. An entry door was forced open and money was stolen.
  • Between 3:30 PM on July 9th and 7:30 AM on July 11, Ace Security, 720 W. Green St., reported a work van was broken into where hand tools and a safe drill were stolen.


On Saturday, 07-09-22, Ithaca Police Officers responded to multiple different reports of burglaries throughout
the City of Ithaca.
At 6:37 AM Officers received a report of a burglary at Safelite Auto Glass located at 150 Cecil A. Malone
Drive. Officers responded and learned that an undisclosed amount of US Currency had been stolen from
inside of a safe located at the business and that an exterior door had also been damaged.
At 7:41 AM Officers responded to the Fraternal Order of Eagles at 161 Cecil A. Malone Drive for a report of
an attempted burglary. During an initial investigation it was learned that an unidentified subject wearing a
mask attempted to break into the building earlier around 2:30 AM. The suspect also attempted to enter a
vehicle parked in the parking lot and a nearby shed with no success. The suspect did however cause property
damage while attempting to break into the building.
Officers responded to On the Street Pitas in the 300 Block of Taughannock Boulevard at 8:24 AM for a report
that the business at that location had been broken into. Items were removed from within the business to
include an undisclosed amount of US Currency and electronics.
A representative of ABC Oriental Rugs at 130 Cecil A. Malone Drive contacted the Ithaca Police Department
at 1:05 PM also to a report or a burglary. In this incident the suspect gained entry into a garage at the business
and removed property from within.
At 1:21 PM Officers responded to the Warehouse Carpet Outlet at 170 Cecil A. Malone Drive for a report of a
vehicle at that location that had been rummaged through. It is unknown if any items were removed from the


The above cases are all under active investigation and possible links or connections are being considered. If you have any information that may assist with these investigations, please contact the Ithaca Police Department by any of the following means.
Police Dispatch: 607-272-3245
Police Administration: 607-272-9973
Police Tipline: 607-330-0000
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