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UO Police report armed robbery similar to other recent robberies in Eugene

A robbery was reported at Tom's Market, 1490 E. 19th Avenue in Eugene, where authorities say a store employee was threatened with a handgun, March 5, 2018.  (SBG)

EUGENE, Ore. -- An armed robbery was reported Monday evening at 19th Avenue and Agate Street near the University of Oregon campus, with suspect descriptions similar to other recent robberies reported in the area, UO Police report.

The robbery was reported to Eugene Police around 9:30 p.m., from Tom's Market, at 1490 E. 19th Avenue, where authorities say a store employee was threatened with a handgun.

The first suspect was described as a black male in his 20s, between 6-feet and 6'2" with a heavy or muscular build, wearing a black beanie-style cap, a black mask covering the lower part of his mouth, and a long-sleeved black jacket and black pants.

The second suspect was described as a white male, medium build, wearing a dark blue beanie-style cap, a dark blue sweatshirt with gray hood and a logo, black pants and black shoes.

Police say the suspects left on foot to the south.

Suspects with similar descriptions were reportedly involved in other armed robberies in the area in recent days, according to Eugene Police.

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Both Eugene and University of Oregon police have searched the area extensively, officials said, but the suspects have not been found and police continue to search the broader community.

The suspects should be considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.

Anyone with information about them or these incidents should contact Eugene Police at (541) 682-5111, or UO Police at (541) 346-2919.

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