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CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
101 Jessup Hall
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0552; fax (319) 335-0558
email: steven-parrott@uiowa.edu

Release: Nov. 1, 2001

UI Department of Public Safety investigates campus robbery

The Department of Public Safety at the University of Iowa is investigating a robbery that took place on the bike path near the railroad tunnel south of the Fine Arts Complex on the west side of the Iowa river on Oct. 31 at approximately 7:15 a.m.

There were two attackers. The first suspect is described as a white male, 20-23 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 3 inches tall, approximately 180 pounds, with dark hair, brown eyes, and clean shaven. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a dark green stocking cap, a black T-shirt, a black leather jacket with silver studs on the sleeves and very baggy cargo jeans. He also had a wallet chain dangling down his left thigh.

The second suspect is described as a white male, 20-25 years old, 6 feet 5 inches tall, approximately 200 pounds, with blond goatee and sideburns, light eyes, with a sliver earring in his left ear. At the time of the robbery he was wearing a black stocking cap, a gray and black down coat, trousers, and brown hiking boots.

A weapon was reported to be involved; however, the victim was unharmed. UI Department of Public Safety is asking anyone who may have information regarding the robbery to contact Detective Gordon, at (319) 335-5022.