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Two armed robberies under investigation in Iowa City

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The Iowa City Police Department is investigating two armed robberies. One happened Friday, September 27th around 11 p.m. at Sycamore Mall.

A man told police he was leaving a movie and went to his car. Then a male knocked on his car window with a knife and demanded money.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 40s, between 5'6" and 5'8" and weighing between 230 and 250 pounds. The suspect had a goatee and black and gray hair. He was wearing a gray t-shirt and jeans. He was last seen headed toward Panera Bread.

A second armed robbery in Iowa City happened on Saturday, September 28th around 11:30 p.m. near Keokuk and Crosspark.

The victim reported as he was walking down Keokuk, he was approached by two white males. He said one of the men stuck a knife in his back while the other demanded money. They left the scene toward Southgate Avenue. The two males are described as 25 to 30 years of age. One was 6'2 with black hair that touched his shoulders. He was wearing a blue t-shirt and black pants. The second suspect was 5'10 with shoulder length blonde colored hair. He was wearing a gray jogging suit and white gym shoes.

No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact CrimeStoppers at 319-358-TIPS.

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