Crime alert: Robbery early Friday near Pioneer Cemetery

The UO Police Department reported that a male UO student was robbed at knifepoint at about midnigh this morning (Feb. 22), east of the Education Annex and Parking Lot 20, and just west of Pioneer Cemetery. The student was approached by an unknown man who displayed a knife and demanded money, UOPD said.

The student pushed the robber and ran away. He described the assailant as being in his early 20s, about 6-feet tall with a medium build, wearing a dark-colored hooded jacket and dark jeans.

The robbery is under investigation. Anyone with information about the crime or any similar incidents should call Eugene Police at 541-682-5111 or UOPD at 541-346-2919.