UI police issue crime alert for investigation involving stolen cell phone on campus

Alexandra Skores, News Reporter

On April 6, University of Iowa police received a report that around 1:45 a.m., an unknown suspect approached a student on the walkway north of Hillcrest Residence Hall, also known as “Skunk Hollow,” and demanded the student’s cell phone. The student handed the phone to the unknown suspect, although no weapons were displayed.

The suspect is described as a male in his mid-20s wearing blue jeans, a gray hooded sweatshirt, and possibly sunglasses. The incident is currently under investigation.

UI police encourage students to be aware of their surroundings during late hours and run to an establishment nearby if they believe they are being followed.

UI police encourage anyone with information to call at 319-335-5022.