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Police say Iowa City man burglarized former employer

Man accused of taking used tires from tire shop's storeroom

Robert Juhl
Robert Juhl

An Iowa City man is accused of burglarizing his former employer on three occasions, including twice on the same day.

According to the Iowa City Police Department, 33-year-old Robert D. Juhl III faces three counts of second-degree burglary, a Class C felony; and two counts of driving while barred, an aggravated misdemeanor.

Police said Juhl was a former employee of Iowa City Tire, 410 Kirkwood Ave. Officers were called to the business for a report of a series of thefts from the business’ storeroom. Police said an employee reviewed surveillance video and saw Juhl enter the business three times — twice on April 10 and once on April 14 — through a unlocked backdoor. The burglaries happened during business hours while employees and customers were inside.

On each occasion, Juhl took several used tires from the store and placed them in a vehicle. He later resold the used tires, police said.

Police said Juhl was observed at the business on two other occasions when he did not enter the business. Additionally, on two occasions — April 2 and April 3 — was observed driving to and from the business, despite having a barred license for being a habitual offender.

Juhl was arrested this week. Each Class C felony carries a potential 10 year prison sentence.

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