The Iowa City Police Department is asking for the public's help as officers investigate two, overnight armed robberies. 

The first incident happen Monday, Oct. 17 at roughly 3:20 a.m. at Kum and Go convenience store, 513 S. Riverside Dr., Iowa City. The clerk told police a lone man entered the store with a handgun and demanded money. The clerk complied and the suspect fled with an undisclosed amount of money. The clerk was not hurt. The suspect was described as a black male, wearing a red hoodie and a black bandana that covered the bottom portion of his face.

About 10 minutes later at 3:30 a.m., the Iowa City Police Department received another report of an armed robbery. This time at the Kum and Go convenience store located at 1310 S. Gilbert St., Iowa City. There the clerk reported that two men entered the store and one of them approached the clerk and demanded money while showing a handgun. The clerk complied and the suspects fled. The clerk was not hurt in the robbery. The description of the male that approached the clerk was similar to that of the suspect in the earlier robbery. The second suspect was described as a black male dressed entirely in black. Both had slender builds and were of average height.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of the suspects.  Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477).  All calls are held in strict confidence and anonymity is guaranteed. Individuals providing information do not have to reveal their identity to collect a reward.  

Date of publication

Monday, October 17, 2016