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University of Iowa Police Seek More Info on Assault Suspect, Good Samaritan

UI police say a potential robbery was stopped by a Good Samaritan, and police are looking for more info on both the suspect and the helpful stranger.

The University of Iowa police are investigating an afternoon assault of a resident who lives in Mayflower Residence Hall.

UI police say they received a report on 8 p.m. Tuesday that at 2 p.m. that day the Mayflower resident had been attacked by a suspect wearing a ski mask who punched him in the head as he left the building and robbed him of his wallet.

The person who reported the crime said that after the alleged assault a Good Samaritan intervened, retrieving his wallet, according to police.

The man who reported the incident reportedly received minor injuries, according to police.

UI police are now looking for more info on the two men involved in this incident. Police describe the man who committed the assault as being a black male, aged 25 to 30, standing 6-foot in height and 200 pounds in weight. He was described to police as wearing all black at the time of the incident, and that he may have had a design carved into his hair.

The Good Samaritan was described as being an older white male, 40 to 50 years of age, who answers to "Mark" or "Clark," with light brown hair and a silver moustache. UI police said this man was described as being 5'10" in height and weighed around 170 pounds.

UI Police ask that anyone who has witnessed the crime call or has info on the suspect or Good Samaritan call 319-335-5022.

Anyone who witnesses suspicious or criminal behavior at any time is encouraged to contact the UI Police immediately, and if you are the victim of a crime, to report the incident immediately by calling 911.

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