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IC police investigate two robberies and one stabbing

BY DI STAFF | SEPTEMBER 30, 2013 5:00 AM

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The Iowa City police is investigating three criminal acts that occurred in the past few days.

At approximately 11 p.m. Sept. 27, officers responded to a report of a robbery at the Sycamore Mall. According to an Iowa City police press release, a man left a movie and returned to his car when a black male with a pocketknife knocked on his window and told him to roll it down. The robber demanded an undisclosed amount of cash, and the man complied. The suspect is described as being about 5-6, between 230 and 250 pounds, and in his 40s with a goatee and black and gray hair. He was last seen wearing a gray T-shirt and jeans and headed toward Panera Bread.

Also according to the release, at approximately 11:30 p.m. Sept. 28, officers responded to the area of Keokuk and Cross Park after receiving a report of an armed robbery. A man reported that while walking down Keokuk, he was approached by two white males, and when they passed each other, one of the males stuck a knife in his back while the other demanded money. The suspects allegedly took an undisclosed amount of cash and the man’s wallet and fled the area on foot. They were last seen running west on Southgate Avenue. The suspects are described as 25-30 years of age. The male with the knife was about 6 feet tall with black hair that touched his shoulders. He was last seen wearing a blue T-shirt and black pants. The second man was about 5-10with shoulder-length blond hair. He was last seen wearing a gray jogging suit and white gym shoes.

At approximately 8:30 p.m. Sept. 28, officers responded to the area of Sandusky and Taylor after receiving a report of a fight. Officers discovered a man who had a laceration to his back. He was examined by EMT’s from the Johnson County Ambulance Service, but he refused treatment. The three assailants had fled the area.

All three of these incidents are under investigation by the Iowa City police.

— by Cassidy Riley


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