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Police nab Iowa City taxicab robber suspect

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IOWA CITY (KWWL) - Iowa City police have arrested a suspect in two taxicab hold-ups this year.

On January 1st, a robbery was reported in the area of Lucas and Bowery Streets after a cab driver says a passenger in the backseat put them in a choke hold.

More than a month later on February 5th, another cab driver says she was grabbed by the throat, and threatened for money.

Saturday, Iowa City police arrested 19-year-old Jordan Aaron Patrick Wallace on two traffic warrants.  Police say he was identified as a suspect in the two crimes.  After an interview, police say he admitted to both crimes.

Wallace was charged with two counts of Robbery 2nd Degree, a Class "C" felony, punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Online Producer:  Adam Amdor

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