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Iowa City: Three Arrested Following "Group" Robbery
By Katie Stinson, Producer
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa City Police arrested three people following a robbery.
Police say it happened before 3 a.m. in the 600 block of East Bloomington St., Iowa City. Authorities found two men with multiple injuries to their heads and faces.
The two injured men told investigators they were walking home when four men and a woman attacked them. They said they were hit over the head with a large liquor bottle. They were also hit and kicked. The attackers then ran away with cash and other items belonging to the two men.
Police say officers then flooded the area and found three people the alleged victims identified as their attackers. Officers knew there were two more men involved in this incident, they found their car and set up a scene. The two alleged robbers eventually returned to the car, saw police and ran. Officers quickly caught and cuffed them.
Police say they've determined the two people who were primarily responsible for the robbery. One of them is a 17 year old boy, he isn't being identified as he is a minor. 19-year-old Quran Rahmel Holt and the 17-year-old are facing several charges including first degree robbery, willful injury, rioting, interference with official acts, public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.
In addition, one of the other men 19-year-old Keeynan D. S. Williams is facing a charge of interference with official acts. Police released the others without any charges.
Emergency responders took the two injured victims to the University of Iowa Emergency Treatment Center, both men are expected to be okay.
Iowa City Police are still investigating and additional charges are possible. Anyone with any information on this case should call Iowa City CrimeStoppers at 358-TIPS (8477).