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Armed convenience store robbery in Iowa City

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KWWL) – Close to 6 a.m. this morning, the Iowa City Police were sent to Hawkeye Convenience Store off Commerce Drive for a report of an armed robbery.

The victim states that the suspect was wearing dark clothing and a mask. The suspect displayed a handgun while demanding cash and ran off in the victim’s vehicle. The stolen vehicle was later found abandoned a small distance from Sioux Avenue SE. The victim was not hurt.

Sergeant Derek Frank with the ICPD told KWWL that an undisclosed amount of money was stolen from Hawkeye Convenience Store as well.

The suspect was described as a large black male, about 6 ft. tall and possibly having tattoos on his neck.

No arrests have been made.

Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of up to $1,000 for any information about this crime that leads to an arrest. Any person with information is urged to reach out to the Iowa City Police at 319-356-5276 or Crime Stoppers online at or by phone at 358-TIPS (8477).

All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. People providing information do not have to disclose their identity to collect a reward.

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