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Police offer reward for information about robbery

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa City Police are investigating a Thursday night robbery.

Just before midnight Thursday, police say an adult male reported he had been robbed while walking in the 400 block of S. Johnson Street. The victim told police he had been at walking from the 500 block of S. Gilbert Street to the area of Dodge Street and Market Street at approximately 11:30pm. The victim was walking through alleys and parking lots when he encountered three men in a parking lot in the 400 block of S. Johnson St.

The victim says one of the men asked him for a cigarette. When the victim told them he did not have a cigarette the men grabbed him and began to kick and punch him. One of the men then held a knife to the victim's throat while the other two men took the victim's wallet and jewelry. The men then put the victim on the ground and ordered him to stay. The three men then fled on foot, northbound, out of the parking lot.

Police say the victim described the three men as black males in their mid-twenties. They were between 5'11 and 6'1, 160-175 lbs, wearing black hats, blue jeans, and dark shirts. The victim received minor injuries that did not require medical attention.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 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.

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