CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (KWWL) - Police in Cedar Rapids are investigating a robbery that occurred near Noelridge Park last night.
It happened around 9:00 p.m. in the 4700 block of Golf Street Northeast.
Authorities report a 27-year-old female victim was walking near Noelridge Park when a man approached her, attempting to speak to her. The victim continued walking, then noticed a grey Kia Sports Utility vehicle pull up next to her.
The victim then says the same man from earlier exited the vehicle and asked for directions. The individual approached the victim, grabbed her by the neck and stole her cell phone. The victim struck the suspect causing him to leave the scene.
According to the female, the individual was a 6-foot-tall Black male between the age of 35 and 40. The man was wearing a grey hoodie at the time.
This remains an ongoing investigation. Anyone with information is asked to please contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491.