Iowa City Man Charged In Third Bank Robbery

By Lee Hermiston, The Gazette

The Iowa City man accused of robbing two banks in his neighborhood also will be charged in connection with last Friday.

In addition to last Friday's robbery in Hills, Davis is accused of entering the UI Community Credit Union around 9:40 a.m. July 17 dressed in all black, except for a white mask covering his face. Davis was carrying a bag and demanded cash, but did not display a weapon. No one was harmed in the robbery, police said.

Iowa City police officers responded to Hills Bank at 12:39 p.m. Monday after Davis — again dressed in black and wearing a mask — robbed the bank, police said. No weapon was displayed. Officers canvassed the area, spoke with witnesses and learned Davis was believed to have fled toward the Hy-Vee on First Avenue. A short time later, a suspect vehicle with Davis inside was pulled over near the Kmart on Highway 6 and Davis was taken into custody for questioning. The Iowa City Police Department was assisted by the Johnson County Sheriff's Office and FBI.

Police said the investigation is ongoing and more charges are likely.

Second-degree robbery is a Class C felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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