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Jan. 24, 2012

UI receives report of student robbed at knifepoint Jan. 22

The University of Iowa Department of University Housing and Dining received a report at 1:25 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 22, that a male UI student was robbed at knifepoint by three men while he was walking down the Dubuque Street hill on the way to Mayflower Residence Hall.

The victim suffered minor injuries and was taken by friends to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for treatment. There is no additional suspect information, and the victim has not reported the incident to UI Police or Iowa City Police so it is not currently under investigation by law enforcement authorities.

Anyone with information is urged to contact UI Police at 319-335-5022 or Iowa City Police at 319-356-5275. Anyone who witnesses suspicious or criminal behavior at any time is encouraged to contact the police immediately.

This information is being released in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. The Clery Act requires all colleges and universities that participate in federal financial aid programs to keep and disclose information about crime on and near their respective campuses, including timely warnings of crimes that may represent a threat to the safety of students or employees.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Iowa City, IA 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Tom Moore, 319-356-3945,; David Visin, UI Police, 319-335-5027,