Iowa City police investigate strong-armed robbery

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 05, 2013 5:00 AM

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Iowa City police officers have received a report of a strong-arm robbery that occurred Oct. 31.

The victim, who was in the 200 block of South Clinton Street, said the robbery occurred at roughly 10:49 p.m. He said four white males approached him and pulled him into an alley, demanding the victim’s wallet. The victim, could not fight off the four suspects, said they stole an undisclosed amount of cash and property. The victim did not receive any injuries during the robbery.

The victim described two of the males as wearing police or sheriff-theme Halloween costumes but was unable to provide any further description.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.

— by Lauren Coffey

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