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Attempted robbery at an Iowa City apartment building

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- An Iowa City woman tells police a man tried to rob her while in a stairwell at her apartment building.

Officers were called to 722 Westwinds Drive around 7:19 p.m. for a report of a robbery that had just happened.

The woman told police that a man walked up to her while she was in an outside stairwell of a building between 722 and 734 Westwinds Drive.  She told officers that the man demanded money, then grabbed her purse and rummaged through it.  She said the man ran away after not taking anything from the purse.

She described the man as a black male, 5'10" and 200 lbs. He was wearing a black ski mask, black pants, and a black Carhart style coat.

The woman was not injured.

Anyone with information is asked to call Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477). 

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