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Iowa City cab driver assaulted and robbed

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- Iowa city police are loooking for the person who assaulted and robbed a cab driver on News Year's day.

Investigators tell us officers responded to the area of Lucas and Bowery at 10:23pm Thursday to investigate a robbery, of a cab driver. Officers learned that the cab driver had picked up a fare in the 1100 blk of S. 1st Ave and drove to the alley at Bowery and Lucas where the fare asked to be dropped off.

After the vehicle was stopped police say the suspect fare reached over the front seat and put a choke hold on the driver and demanded his money. The driver handed over an undetermined amount of money to the subject, who then took off.

Police say the cab driver wasn't hurt.  The case remains under investigation.

Online Producer:  JJ Murray

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