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On Oct. 26, 2014, at approximately 1:49 a.m., Iowa City Police officers took a report of a robbery that occurred in the 300 block of S Clinton St. The adult victim reported he was walking near the Hieronymus parking lot when he heard footsteps rapidly approaching from behind and he was then confronted by two males. One of the males immediately struck the victim with a solid object across the head. The victim reported the two males then held a solid object, which he believed to be a handgun, to the back of his head and instructed him not to move or turn around. The two males then stole an undisclosed amount of property/money and fled the area.
The victim suffered a laceration to his head and was treated by the Johnson County Ambulance.
The suspects were described as two black males, possibly in their early 20’s.
This incident remains under investigation. Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of these suspects. Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.