Public Safety

Suspect sought after man grabs woman, steals her phone at Noelridge Park in Cedar Rapids

A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)
A Cedar Rapids police car. (Gazette file photo)

CEDAR RAPIDS — Police are investigating a robbery reported Thursday night near Noelridge Park.

A woman told police she was walking on the roadway near Noelridge Park, in the 4700 block of Golf Street NE, around 9 p.m. when a man walked by and attempted to talk to her.

The woman said she kept walking and noticed a light gray Kia sport utility vehicle pull up next to her, and the same man got out of the vehicle and asked for directions. He approached her, grabbed her by the neck and stole her cellphone.

Police said the woman struck the man, then he left.

An investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Cedar Rapids Police Department at (319) 286-5491.

Comments: (319) 398-8238; kat.russell@thegazette.com

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