ISU POLICE: Arrest warrant issued for man police believe robbed Iowa locker room


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Hawkeye sophomore quarterback Jake Rudock throws the ball in the rivalry game with the Cyclones on Sept. 14 at Jack Trice Stadium. Rudock’s largest gain from a completion was 26 yards in the Hawkeyes’ 27-21 victory.

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An arrest warrant has been issued for a suspect police believe robbed the Iowa locker room at Jack Trice Stadium during the Cy-Hawk game on Sept. 14, ISU Police said Monday.

The warrant has been issued for Nicholas Vincent Beary, 23, and includes two charges, one for second-degree burglary and one for second-degree theft, said Darin Van Ryswyk, ISU Police investigations captain.

Beary’s last known residence was West Des Moines, Van Ryswyk said, but witness statements have led ISU Police to believe Beary has left the country.

Van Ryswyk said after receiving many leads, some that led closer to a suspect and some that led to confusion, the case was eventually reviewed with the Story County Attorney’s Office and the warrant was filed Dec. 12. The warrant will be held, “onto until he returns to the U.S. and they can look for him,” Van Ryswyk said.

Nine victims reported theft of cash and cell phones from the Iowa locker room following Iowa’s 27-21 victory at Jack Trice Stadium in mid-September.

The visiting locker room is housed in the Olsen Building in the north end zone of Jack Trice Stadium. The locker rooms are staffed by private security Iowa State said following the incident, limiting access to those with appropriate credentials.

Van Ryswyk said police could speculate on how the suspect got into the locker room, but wasn’t able to provide more information at this time. Second-degree burglary is classified as a Class C Felony and second-degree theft is classified as a Class D Felony, Van Ryswyk said.

The arrest warrant was originally announced by ISU Police via Twitter. The Des Moines Register reports that Beary had no formal connection to Iowa State and was a student at the University of Iowa between the fall of 2008 and the spring of 2011.