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BY DI STAFF | MARCH 30, 2009 7:40 AM

Nighttime intruder reported

An Iowa City man awoke to an intruder in his residence in the early hours of March 28, authorities said.

According to Iowa City police, a resident of Kathlin Drive was awakened by the sound of an interior door of his residence being opened and the sight of a flashlight beam. After yelling at the intruder, he was illuminated by the suspect’s flashlight. The intruder then fled through the garage entry door.

Police and K-9 units searched the area but were unable to locate a suspect, according to police reports.

The victim did not report any injuries and no items were taken. He was reportedly unable to provide a description of the intruder.

— by Regina Zilbermints

3 reportedly rob, assault local man

Three males allegedly robbed and assaulted an Iowa City man in his apartment on March 27.

According to police reports, the 25-year-old resident of 911 E. Washington St. Apt. 4 was in his bedroom watching television when he heard drumsticks fall in the living room. When he went to investigate, he reportedly saw three individuals taking items from the dark apartment.

Police said the victim pursued the intruders after they fled the apartment. Two of the suspects allegedly stopped and assaulted the victim, repeatedly striking him and knocking him to the ground before continuing to flee.

The victim then returned to the apartment and called police, officers said.

Police searched the area but were unable to locate the suspects. The victim sustained injuries from the assault, including a swollen lip, chipped tooth, bloody nose, and lacerated forehead. He declined an offer of medical aid. Game-system peripherals, CDs, and DVDs were taken from the apartment, police said.

— by Regina Zilbermints

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