A 41 year old Ithaca man has been arrested for an attempted robbery that occurred earlier this week.
Police were called to the 6-HUNDRED block of West Clinton Street Tuesday for a woman that claimed a man attempted to forcibly take her backpack from her as she was walking on the sidewalk. The victim had a struggle with her attacker, who fled the scene on foot. The woman told police she bit the man on the arm and provided them with a physical description of the suspect. A short time later, a man matching that description was stopped and the victim positively identified him as her attacker.
Christopher Hartman was charged with felony attempted robbery and was sent to Tompkins County Jail without bail.