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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.

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.

KWWL Staff

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