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Police: woman kicks away man trying to rob her in Eugene

Officers say the man tried to steal her purse.

Posted: Apr 6, 2018 7:22 PM
Updated: Apr 6, 2018 7:28 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Police are searching for a man accused of trying to rob a woman in Eugene.

It happened early Thursday between 1 a.m. and 1:30 a.m. near Patterson Street and E. 19th Alley.

Officers said the man came up from behind the woman and tried to steal her purse.

They said she was pushed to the ground, but she kicked him and he ran off.

READ MORE: Eugene police release robbery statistics for 2018 so far

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s who is five feet ten inches to six feet tall. Police said he has brown or green eyes, short dark hair and facial stubble.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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