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Another man charged in Sept.1 Burlington/Johnson robbery

BY MATT STARNS | SEPTEMBER 05, 2012 6:30 AM

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Another man has been charged in conjunction with a Sept. 1 robbery at the intersection of Burlington and Johnson Streets.

According to Iowa City police complaints, Dante Yance, 19, was charged Sept. 1 after he allegedly took part in the early morning robbery.

The complaints said officers were dispatched to the intersection after receiving a report of between four and six black males robbing another black male. The officers arriving at the scene made contact with Yance, whom the victim of the robbery identified as one of the suspects who allegedly tried to rob him, according to the complaint.

Yance allegedly threatened to physically harm the victim and also allegedly began to pat him down and take items that belonged to him. The complaints also said independent witnesses said Yance was physically involved in the robbery.

Yance is charged with second-degree robbery, a Class-C felony, and rioting, an aggravated misdemeanor.


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