The student reported a man came up to him on campus near Pioneer Cemetery and the education annex building.
The student says he was walking by himself around midnight through that when a stranger approached him, took out a knife and demanded money. The student pushed the man and ran away.
University of Oregon Police say in a robbery situation, it’s always safest to give up your belongings first.
“Give up your possessions. It’s just money. It’s things that can be replaced. Obviously, if people feel like they are cornered, if they have no other outlet to run away, fighting back. You should definitely fight back,” said Kelly McIver, UO Police Department spokesman.
The suspect is described as a black man in his early 20s, six feet tall, medium build and wearing dark clothing. A campus crime alert was sent out to students Friday.
Police say if you are ever a victim of a crime, then report it immediately so investigators have a better chance of finding the suspect.