UICCU Branch Robbed in Iowa City

By Mark Carlson, Lee Hermiston and Gregg Hennigan, KCRG-TV9 & The Gazette

IOWA CITY, Iowa - Police are investigating a bank robbery at the University of Iowa Community Credit Union on Muscatine Avenue in Iowa City.

Police say someone robbed the bank shortly after 10:00 am Thursday and then ran away. Police did not say how much money the robber got away with but say no weapon was used.

Police say the robber is described as a man, 5’8” tall, 160-200 pounds wearing a mask and all black clothes with white shoes.

No one was hurt in the hold up.

Lucas Elementary, 830 South Lawn Dr., was locked down from 10:45 to 11:40 a.m. due to the robbery. About 60 children participating in a summer program where in the school at the time, district spokesman Chace Ramey said.

There was no threat to the school and the measure was taken as a safety precaution by the police, the district said in a news release. District officials stayed in communication with the police, and the school returned to normal operations when the lockdown was over, the district said.

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

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