CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – The Cedar Rapids Police Department is investigating a robbery that occurred near Noelridge Park in the 4700 block of Golf Street NE on Thursday, July 30, 2020 around 9:00 p.m.
According to the 27-year old female victim, she was walking on the roadway near Noelridge Park when an approximately 6 feet tall black male, reportedly between 35-40 years of age, wearing a grey hoodie walked by and attempted to talk with her. The victim kept walking and noticed a light grey KIA sport utility vehicle pull up next to her. The same black male that approached her previously exited the vehicle and was asking for directions. The individual then approached the victim and grabbed her by the neck. The suspect stole the victim’s cellular phone. The victim was able to strike the suspect causing the suspect to leave the scene.
There is an ongoing investigation by the Police Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491.
Disclaimer: Any arrest information included above is based on the legal conclusion that, as with any criminal case, a charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.