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Police Seek Man Who Allegedly Tried to Grab Girl

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EUGENE, Ore. – Police are looking for information regarding a man that attempted to grab a 12-year-old girl.

Officers said the girl reported that she was riding her bike near Royal Avenue and Echo Hollow Road on Thursday at around 2:15 p.m. She said a man she didn’t know approached her, while yelling and waving his arms around as if he was angry.

Police said she was in the bike lane when the suspect attempted to grab her but she was able to swerve to avoid him.

The suspect is described as a white man in his 20s. They said he is between five-foot-six inches to five-foot-eight inches tall and has short brown hair. The man was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweatshirt, ripped blue jeans, and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 541-682-5111.

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