Iowa City Police Investigate Burglary

By Lee Hermiston, Reporter

A squad car sits park in front of the Iowa City Police Substation at 1067 Highway 6E Friday, March 25, 2011 in Iowa City. (Kenny Knutson/ SourceMedia Group News)

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By Ellen Kurt

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City police said they’re looking for a man who broke into a woman’s apartment early Wednesday morning.

Police were called to 302. S. Gilbert St. at 3:15 a.m. for a report of a burglary in progress. Officers entered the apartment, but the suspect had already fled.

The two female residents told officers that one of them woke to find a man in her bedroom, standing next to her bed. She began to scream and kick at the suspect, who then fled the apartment, police said.

Police said the suspect – described only as a 5’8” black man – entered the second floor apartment through a locked balcony door.

Police said nothing was stolen during the incident.

“I don’t think that was the motivation on this,” said Sgt. Zach Diersen.

Iowa City Area CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to the arrest of this suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact CrimeStoppers at 358-8477.
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