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Armed robbery reported on 17th and Alder in Eugene

Police were called out to the area around 10 p.m. on Thursday after a couple reported being robbed after they arrived at home.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 12:37 AM
Updated: Nov 16, 2018 10:05 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- University of Oregon and Eugene police were called out to the area of 17th Avenue and Alder Alley around 10 p.m. Thursday for a report of an armed robbery.

The victims, an 18-year-old woman and a 21-year-old man, reported parking their vehicle and said they saw a man across the street talking on a cell phone.

As the victims finished unloading their car and started to walk away, the man called to them. When they turned around, the man robbed them of their purse and wallet at gunpoint before he fled. 

Police brought in a K-9 unit to search the area, but the man has not been found.

The couple described the suspect as a black man in his early 20s and 5 feet 9 inches tall with a heavy build. Police said he was last seen wearing all-black clothing and a dark-colored bandanna over his face.

Neither of the victims are students at the University of Oregon, but UOPD did assist the Eugene Police Department. 

This is an ongoing investigation.

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