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    Campus Crime Alert 2018-03-08

    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. This incident occurred outside the university’s Clery Act reportable area, but was a serious crime close to campus and is being shared with students and employees. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.

    The Eugene Police Department shared the following information about an armed robbery near campus early Thursday, March 8, 2018:

    Armed Street Robbery at Hilyard and E. 15th Avenue
    Case Number 18-03866

    At 12:30 a.m., March 8, a 21-year-old woman was walking on Hilyard near E. 15th Avenue when a man approached her, threatened her with a handgun and robbed her of cash. The suspect fled northbound on foot. It took the victim about 20 minutes to walk home and tell her roommate, who called 911 and reported the crime. Officers quickly responded to the call but were unable to find the suspect.

    The suspect is described as a white male of unknown age, approximately 5′-10″ to 6′ tall, about 180 pounds, with a medium build, and wearing a dark-colored hooded sweatshirt.

    There was another robbery at 2:39 a.m. on March 3, in the same area. This was reported by police in a previous release. Details of that robbery: At 2:39 a.m. on March 3, a 21-year-old woman was walking on Hilyard near E. 16th Avenue when a man approached her from behind. She reported later that he grabbed her and threatened her with a handgun, while robbing her. The suspect then fled westbound on 16th Avenue on foot. Police responded to the call and also deployed a K9 unit. The search was unsuccessful. Police are seeking any tips in this case.

    The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, and approximately 6’ tall. There was only limited description of the clothing as light colored jeans and a blue hoodie. The suspect may have a nose piercing. Case number 18-03590

    If anyone has relevant tips in either of these cases, they are asked to call 541-682-5111.

    Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu. Campus crimes and safety concerns can always be reported to UOPD, 24 hours per day, at 541-346-2919.


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