Iowa City police respond to armed robbery at McDonald's

Incident occurred early Sunday morning

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Gazette staff

Iowa City police responded to reports of an armed robbery at McDonald’s, 1861 Lower Muscatine Rd., at approximately 5:08 a.m. on September 4.

According to a release from the Iowa City Police Department, the suspect walked into the store brandishing a handgun and demanding cash and property. The suspect then left the store on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash and/or property in an unknown direction.

Officers were unable to locate the suspect. The University of Iowa police department assisted with the investigation.

Victims described the subject as a slender black male, approximately 5’8” to 5’10”, wearing a black hoodie, a Navy blue ski mask, black pants, and black shoes.

No one was injured during the robbery, authorities added.

The Iowa City CrimeStoppers is offering up to a $1,000 cash reward leading to the arrest of the suspect, and anyone with information about the crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at (319) 358-TIPS (8477).

This incident follows a string of Iowa City robberies earlier this summer, including a different McDonald’s location, a Culver’s, a Pancheros and a First American Bank.

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