Public Safety

17-year-old charged in Iowa City robbery

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The Iowa City Police Department took a robbery suspect into custody after a brief foot pursuit Saturday morning.

At 11:37 a.m., police were dispatched to a Kum & Go at 955 Mormon Trek Boulevard, according to a media release. According to the victim, a male suspect displayed a knife and demanded cash before fleeing.

Multiple officers responded and located a suspect matching the description provided. After the brief pursuit, he was taken into custody.

The 17-year-old male was later charged with robbery in the first degree and transported to the Linn County Juvenile Detention Center. No injuries were reported during the incident, according to the release.

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