Police arrest suspect in robbery of Cedar Rapids student

Police arrest suspect in robbery of Cedar Rapids student Photo: MGN.

Updated: January 29, 2020 07:37 AM
Created: January 28, 2020 05:44 AM

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) - UPDATE: Police have arrested a suspect in the armed robbery of a student at a Cedar Rapids high school.

Cedar Rapids police said Tuesday the 18-year-old male remained in custody but would not yet release his name or the charges against him. 



Cedar Rapids police are increasing their presence at a high school where a student was robbed of her cellphone by a young male with a handgun. The robbery was reported a little after 3:30 p.m. Monday in a parking lot at Kennedy High School.

Police say the 18-year-old student was nearing her vehicle when confronted by the robber, police said. He took only her cellphone, and she was not injured.

No arrests have been reported.

Police are encouraging students and staff members to walk to their vehicles in pairs or small groups.

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