UOPD searches for man after attempted robbery near campus

A man attempted to rob a University of Oregon student just before midnight on Thursday, according to a UOPD crime alert. Police said the suspect is still at large.

The suspect is described as a white male between 21 and 26 years old with a “clean-cut” appearance. He reportedly wore a black and/or blue hooded sweatshirt with white draw cords, light-colored short jeans or long shorts, pulled-up white socks and black shoes.

The student reported to police that the man demanded valuables but did not threaten him with a weapon or “make a specific threat.” The UO student fled on foot, while the suspect was last seen heading heading east, according to UOPD. A bystander reportedly saw a man matching the suspect’s description near 17th Avenue and Fairmount Boulevard.

UO Police searched the area with assistance from Eugene Police with a K-9 unit. The suspect could not be found, and the investigation is ongoing.

A UOAlert! text informed students of the incident just before 1 a.m. Friday.

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