UO student reports attempted robbery near campus
A man attempted to rob a female University of Oregon student yesterday at roughly 8 p.m. on Franklin Boulevard near Walnut Street, University of Oregon police announced shortly after the incident.
The UO Campus Crime Alert sent an email to all UO students regarding the incident at around 10 p.m. last night.
The email said a man — who was about 6-foot-4 according to the victim— approached her from behind as she walked near the 76 gas station near the northeast section of campus. He then tried to grab her bag, but the two struggled before the man ran east on Franklin without her bag. Police searched the area after the incident was reported, but they did not find him.
“The woman described the suspect as a white male, about 6-foot-4, thin-to-medium build, brown hair, in his 20s, no facial hair, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a white zipper and white pull strings, jeans, black tennis shoes with white reflective Nike brand emblems at the ankles,” the email said.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this unresolved incident or similar situations is encouraged to call the UO Police Department at 541-346-2919 or the Eugene Police Department at 541-682-5111. The UOPD said it will post updates on its website about the incident when they are available.
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