On April 30, 2017, at 2:24 a.m., Iowa City Police officers responded to the area of College St. and Van Buren St. on the report of a strong arm robbery that had just occurred. The victims reported that they were walking on College St. when a group of African American males got out of a vehicle, assaulted them, and stole their wallets. The suspects returned to the vehicle and fled the area. Both victims sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment.
Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspect/s. 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.