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Iowa City burglary suspect arrested

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Iowa City police say they have arrested a man who robbed a home early Friday morning.

Officers were called to 212 East Bloomington Street at around 12:08 a.m. Friday after a woman called saying she saw a man walk out of her house with some of her belongings.

She told police that she confronted the man to try to get her things back, but he ran into the alley after dropping her laptop computer.

Officers began searching for the man, and a suspect matching the description of the suspect was found about 20 minutes later hiding in the back porch of a home in the 300 block of North Linn Street.

The woman was brought to that home and identified the man.  Officers did find him in possession of items that belonged to the woman.

Michael Phillip Howard, 57, is charged with third degree burglary.

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