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Iowa City Police investigate taxi robbery

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Iowa City Police are investigating an armed robbery involving a taxi that occurred early Monday morning.

According to police, a cab driver drove his cab to the 1900 block of F Street just before 2:45 a.m. on Monday where two men approached. One of the men got into the cab and showed a handgun, while the other approached the window and also showed a handgun.

The two demanded the cab driver hand over money and other items. The driver complied and the two men got away with an undisclosed amount of money from the driver and fled the area in a silver car. The victim was uninjured in the robbery.

Both suspects were described as black men in their early 20's. The suspect inside the car is described as having a skinny build, and was wearing a dark hoodie and a stocking cap. The suspect outside the cab is described to have a more athletic build and was also wearing a stocking cap.

The incident remains under investigation, and officers are investigating a potential connection between this robbery and a robbery reported on May 3rd which occurred near Muscatine and 7th Ave.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1000 cash reward for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. 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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