Crime
1:05 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

Police arrest Iowa man on suspicion of robberies

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — A Council Bluffs man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing several area businesses over a short period.

The Council Bluffs Police Department says 24-year-old Matthew T. Koval was placed into custody Wednesday night. Court records do not list an attorney.

Koval is accused of robbing a Walgreens store and displaying a weapon. He was apprehended outside the business.

The Daily Nonpareil reports detectives were monitoring local businesses that they felt could be targets for robberies.

Koval's vehicle and home will be searched pending a warrant. He faces a first-degree robbery charge.

Authorities say Koval is suspected of several robberies and attempted robberies over several days.

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Information from: The Daily Nonpareil, http://www.nonpareilonline.com

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