Iowa City man accused of second-degree robbery

Rachel Steil, News Reporter

An Iowa City man has been accused of trying to steal money from a store and threatening the cashier with a gun.

Paris Alexander, 44, was charged on Dec. 14 with second-degree robbery, third-degree theft, and interference with official acts.

According to the arrest affidavit, Alexander entered the A to Z Thrift Store in Coralville and asked the cashier to make change. When the cashier opened the register, Alexander stole all of the cash and fled the scene.

The cashier chased Alexander, but stopped when Alexander threatened the cashier with a gun, the affidavit said.

While on foot, Alexander resisted arrest by Coralville police, the affidavit said.

The total amount stolen by Alexander was $35.

Second-degree burglary is a Class-C felony.