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Eugene Police investigate armed street robbery at Hilyard & E. 15th

Police are investigating an armed robbery near 15th Avenue in Eugene. At 12:30 a.m. Thursday, police say 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. (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. -- Police are investigating an armed robbery near 15th Avenue in Eugene.

At 12:30 a.m. Thursday, police say 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 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, where a 21-year-old woman was walking on Hilyard near E. 16th 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 and 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.

Police are dealing with a rash of armed robberies in Eugene over the course of the last week. Police suspect the robberies could be connected.

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