Public Safety

Man robbed after woman pepper sprays face, two men jump him, Iowa City police say

An Iowa City squad car. (file photo)
An Iowa City squad car. (file photo)

IOWA CITY — A weekend robbery is under investigation.

According to an Iowa City police news release, officers were called to First and Muscatine avenues at 7:48 p.m. Saturday for a report of a robbery. Officers met with a man who said he had been approached at Kum & Go, 2303 Muscatine Ave., by a woman claiming she needed help getting into a nearby residence.

Police said the man followed the woman to an alley south of the 2200 block of Muscatine Avenue, where he was pepper-sprayed by the woman and then jumped by two men. The man then was robbed, police said.

Police said the man had minor injuries. The woman was described as wearing a blue sweatshirt and pink cloth mask.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police department or Iowa City Area Crime Stoppers.

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