Police: Man robbed at knifepoint near second-hand store

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EUGENE, Ore. -- Police are looking for a man they say robbed someone at knifepoint near the Eugene Buffalo Exchange Thursday afternoon.

The victim told police that while he was walking in the parking lot near 5th Street Public Market at around 2:30 p.m. Thursday, a man armed with a knife came up behind him and demanded cash, Eugene Police officials reported.

He said that his attacker ran east on the railroad tracks near 5th and Pearl, police said. A K-9 unit from Springfield helped Eugene officers with a search, but law enforcement could not locate the suspect.

"Because of the high volume of foot traffic on such a nice day, the dog is having a little difficulty piking up a distinct track," said Eugene Police Sergeant  David Natt.

Police officials described the suspect as a white man in his 20's, 6-feet tall and around 200 pounds. At the time of the robbery he was reported to have had a bandanna pulled up to his eyes, a dark,  flannel-patterned hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call 541-682-5111.