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UI Police received two reports of cell phone robberies Wednesday

BY DI STAFF | APRIL 20, 2012 6:30 AM

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According to a University of Iowa police news release, they received two reports Wednesday of attempted cell-phone robberies near or on the east portion of campus.

According to the release, in one of the anonymous reports, a caller was walking along Market Street around 2:10 p.m. when two men tried unsuccessfully to grab a cell phone out of the victim's hand. The two alleged robbers were described as black males wearing hooded sweatshirts and sunglasses.

In the other incident, a person was allegedly walking under the railroad bridge along the Iowa River near Danforth Chapel at 3:10 p.m. when a man unsuccessfully attempted to grab the person's cell phone. The alleged robber was described as a light-skinned male wearing a gray pullover hooded sweatshirt, dark khaki cargo pants, and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about these incidents is advised to call the UI police or Iowa City Crimestoppers. UI police would also like to talk to the person who reported the first incident.

— by Jordyn Reiland


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