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Iowa City police still looking for home invasion robbery suspect

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) -

Police continue to look for a suspect in a home invasion robbery in Iowa City.

Police say a man showed a gun and forced his way inside a home in the 200 block of N. Governor Street earlier this month.

"At first I was trying to figure out who he was and what he was doing, because I didn't think we were getting robbed at first," said Xiang Chen.

After being kicked and held up with what looked like an assault rifle, Xiang Chen realized things were getting real.

"I was like oh, I guess this is actually happening," said Chen. "At one point he punched me in the face."

The whole thing playing out the night of April 3rd in Chen's home.

Chen says he heard a loud noise outside, so he opened the door that's when he saw a man with a gun, the robber kicked him and forced his way inside looking for whatever he could take.

Chen says the man didn't find too much, so he demanded him and his friend hand over their wallets, phones, and a laptop before running off with their stuff.

Police say the robber is described as a black man between 18-26 years old standing about 6'2'' weighing roughly 180 pounds.

While police are still looking for this crook, Chen says he has put extra locks on things inside his home hoping something like this doesn't happen again.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Iowa City Police Department. Iowa City CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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