Police investigating attempted robbery at Iowa City convenience store

Victim fled scene without giving money to suspect, police say

Published: December 30 2013 | 7:06 am - Updated: 29 March 2014 | 1:25 am in
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The Iowa City Police Department is investigating an early morning strong arm robbery.

Officers were called to the Kum and Go on Mormon Trek Boulevard at 2:47 a.m. Monday morning for a theft call. Police said the victim reported being assaulted by a subject who demanded cash. The alleged victim was able to flee the scene without giving the assailant any money, police said.

The suspect is described as a black man, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing 150 pounds. He was wearing a black and blue coat, police said.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS.

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