On October 29, around 10:30 p.m., Eugene Police responded a report of an unknown man who approached a male victim outside a residence on East 18th Avenue and directed them out of their vehicle with a handgun. The suspect was unable to enter the vehicle and fled the area on foot. Eugene Police subsequently received a report that a man, believed to be the same suspect, stole a cellular phone from another male victim in the area near East 18th Avenue and Emerald Street.
Eugene Police and UOPD officers responded and established a perimeter to attempt to locate the suspect but were unsuccessful. The suspect was described as dark-skinned, Caucasian male, in his mid-30s with an average build and a height of approximately 5’10” to 6’. The suspect was seen wearing a blue-plaid jacket, dark blue or black pants, white shoes and black beanie. He was last seen traveling eastbound on foot on 19th Avenue.
Eugene Police detectives are continuing to investigate the case and are asking anyone with information about this or similar incidents to please call the Eugene Police non emergency line at 541-682-5111 and reference case number 21-17029.