Suspect Identified in Iowa City Bank Robbery

By Jeff Raasch, Reporter

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IOWA CITY, Iowa - Police have named a suspect in last week’s bank robbery in Iowa City.

U.S. Bank, 2312 Mormon Trek Blvd. was robbed for the third time in 13 months on the morning of Dec. 17. Surveillance cameras captured the heist, and investigators have since identified the suspected robber as Corey B. McClendon, who turned 39 years old Wednesday.

McClendon is wanted on an unrelated nationwide arrest warrant for a probation violation, and police said they expected an arrest warrant for the bank robbery to be issued today. He is considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Police responded the bank around 11:06 a.m. on Dec. 17 when an employee activated an alarm. A male suspect reportedly passed a note to a teller stating it was a robbery and demanded money. He did not display a weapon, and no one was injured in the incident.

The suspect was wearing a yellow pull-over fleece jacket, gray pants, a black stocking cap, black gloves and sunglasses.

McClendon is six feet tall and weighs about 160 pounds. Lt. Doug Hart said McClendon’s last known whereabouts was in the residential area immediately surrounding the U.S. Bank on Mormon Trek Boulevard.

McClendon has been convicted of burglary twice this year after incidents in Cedar Rapids. He was convicted of third-degree burglary after he broke into a gas station to steal cigarettes in January, and was convicted of second-degree burglary after he broke into a nursing home and stole a TV from a resident’s room in May.

For the nursing home burglary, McClendon was sentenced to five years of probation and given a 10-year prison sentence, but all 10 years of the sentence was suspended, according to online court records.

McClendon also was one of six men named on a “most wanted” list issued last week by Cedar Rapids police.

Anyone with information about McClendon’s whereabouts or the bank robbery is asked to contact Iowa City CrimeStoppers at (319) 358-8477. A $10,000 reward is available through U.S. Bank and a $1,000 reward is available through CrimeStoppers for information that leads to an arrest and conviction.
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