What is this notice? Campus Crime Alerts are released by the University of Oregon Police Department when certain crimes are reported on or near campus property, and in compliance with federal law. These timely warnings provide information about campus safety situations, and allow campus community members to take precautions for personal safety. All crimes should be reported as soon as possible to local law enforcement.
Today Eugene Police shared information about an armed robbery that happened early Thursday morning, December 15, very near the University of Oregon campus:
Robbery at Best Western on Franklin
On December 15 at 4:19 a.m., a male suspect entered the Best Western (Greentree Inn) at 1759 Franklin Boulevard. He used a handgun to demand cash from an employee. The suspect then fled the hotel with cash eastbound on foot. A Springfield Police K9 was called to respond. The suspect was not located.
The suspect is described as a white adult male, 5’10" tall, with an average build and last seen wearing a heavy, black coat and ski mask.
This incident is unresolved and an investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about this or similar incidents should call Eugene Police at 541-682-5111 (case number 16-20901). Updates regarding this incident, when and if available, will be posted on the UOPD website at police.uoregon.edu.
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