UI issues Hawk Alert for off-campus robbery

BY EMILY BUSSE | APRIL 18, 2013 5:00 AM

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One suspect in Wednesday’s reported armed robbery has been arrested, while the other remains at large, according to Iowa City Police.

According to the alleged victims, two males entered the residence at 211 N. Linn St. at about 4:11 p.m. with a handgun demanding money. After an altercation, the suspects fled the area with an unreported amount of money and property, police said.

Authorities identified Nicholas Garner of North Liberty as a suspect and charged him with going armed with intent, assault while participating in a felony, first degree burglary, and first degree robbery.

The second suspect is still at large and is described as a large black male, police said in the press release issued shortly after midnight. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers.

The University of Iowa issued a HawkAlert regarding the armed robbery at around 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, stating that there were reports of an off-campus robbery at 221 N. Linn St. At 5:45, officials said there was not a serious or continuing threat to the community.

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