Bank Robbed in Iowa City

By Hayley Bruce, Reporter

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City police are looking for a man following a bank robbery on Mormon Trek Blvd. in Iowa City this morning.

Iowa City police Sgt. Denise Brotheron said officers responded to a bank alarm activated by a bank employee, at U.S. Bank, 2312 Mormon Trek Blvd., at 11:06 a.m. today.

A release from the department said a man entered the bank and passed a note stating that it was a robbery and demanded money. Brother said that no weapons were displayed in the incident and the man is believed to have fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect is described as a black male wearing black sunglasses a loose-fitting yellow fleece, black stocking cap, black gloves and grey pants.

Brotherton said officers are still in pursuit of the suspect and will continue to follow all leads. She added that it is not uncommon for banks on the outskirts of town, like this one, to be subject to robberies.

This is the third time the same U.S. Bank has been robbed since Nov. 2011. The bank was robbed on Nov. 18, 2011 at 5:21 p.m. when a white male displayed a handgun, and again on Feb. 3, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. in a second incident with a white male displaying a handgun.

No one was injured in either incident.

Several officers remained on scene checking the area as of 12:30 p.m.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for information leading to the arrest of this suspec, and U.S. Bank is offering an additional $10,000 reward for information leading to his arrest and conviction, a release from the Iowa City police department said.
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