What is this notice? Campus Crime Alerts are released by the University of Oregon Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, and in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.
Today Eugene Police shared information about an armed robbery attempt that happened early Monday morning, March 6, very near the University of Oregon campus:
Police Respond to Armed Robbery, Shots Fired by Suspect
Police responded to an armed robbery at 7-Eleven, Broadway and Patterson, at 1:50 a.m., today, March 6. A shot had been fired in the store and the male suspect fled with cash on foot.
Officers were quickly in the area and located the suspect near a parking lot. They pursued the suspect and the suspect fired additional rounds. Police were unable to locate the suspect and are continuing to investigate.
The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s or 50s, 5’6″ tall, with a thin build and gaunt appearance. His face has pock marks and he was last seen wearing a dark rain jacket and dark pants.
Additional details will be provided as they become available. If anyone has relevant tips in the case they are asked to call 541-682-5111.
This incident is unresolved and a Eugene Police investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should call Eugene Police at 541-682-5111.
SAFETY TIPS FROM UOPD
No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her No action or inaction by a crime survivor makes that person responsible for his or her victimization. Perpetrators are responsible for crimes and their effects. The following suggestions may help reduce the possibility of experiencing such a crime, or may improve opportunities to receive prompt assistance.
- It is a crime to intentionally touch someone against his or her will, regardless of the situation.
- Bystanders should try to be aware of their surroundings, and if there are signs of a person in distress, bystanders should make themselves known and offer assistance if it is safe to do so, and/or seek immediate help from police or security personnel.
- Every person and situation is different; survivors must decide for themselves what actions or responses are safest in any situation. If someone attempts to touch you against your will, you have the right to yell “NO” loudly, or do whatever is necessary to get the person to let go, and flee to a safe place and seek help. When safe, try to remember as much as possible about the person’s appearance and behavior. Regardless of what happens during an incident, you have the right to report the crime and to receive services and accommodations.
- Assaults by strangers are far less common than assaults by people known to survivors. Self-defense classes can prepare people to deter or escape an assault, and have benefits for improved awareness and confidence. Credit courses are available from the Physical Education department (http://uocatalog.uoregon.edu/pe_rec/#courseinventory) and from UOPD and SAPP (https://police.uoregon.edu/content/self-defense).
- Students may use UO Safe Ride (541-346-RIDE ext. 2), call a taxicab, or contact UOPD for an on-campus escort (541-346-2919).
- For emergencies or if you see a crime being committed, call 9-1-1. To report suspicious, illegal or unusual activity on campus, call UOPD at 541-346-2919.
RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR SURVIVORS OF CRIME
- Survivors have a right to report crimes to police and have crimes investigated and/or prosecuted to the fullest extent possible.
- Call 541-346-SAFE at any time or visit uodos.
- For students, personal counseling and other support services are available through the University Counseling and Testing Center, 541-346-3227 (available 24 hours); counseling.uoregon.edu/dnn.
- For students, medical and sexual assault examination services are available at University Health Center, 541-346-2770; healthcenter.uoregon.edu.
- For employees, the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity, 541-346-3123, and Office of Human Resources, 541-346-3159, can assist in connecting to resources.
- Other community resources available are Sexual Assault Support Services (SASS), 541-343-7277 (24 hour crisis line) or 541-484-9791, Womenspace, 541-485-8232 or 541-485-6513 (24 hour crisis line), and White Bird Clinic Counseling, 541-342-8255 541-687-4000 (24 hour crisis line).