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Central Point police still looking for attempted robbery suspect

A man who tried to rob a woman of her car as she cleaned the vehicle's interior in front of her home last week is still on the loose.

Police combed the Central Point neighborhood where the incident happened Thursday night and have also been searching for footage from private surveillance cameras, according to Capt. David Croft with Central Point police.

The 48-year-old woman was outside at about 10:15 p.m., cleaning her vehicle in the 800 block of Freeman Road, when a man reportedly walked up, opened the vehicle's door and demanded she give him the car. The woman responded by honking the horn to draw attention.

"She laid on (it) as loud as she could," Croft said.

After a brief struggle, the man gave up and ran westbound on Hemlock Road. No injuries were reported, and no weapons were seen, Croft said.

The male was described as being in his 20s, 5-feet-8 and about 150 pounds with short, curly brown hair. His race was not available.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Central Point police at 541-664-5578. Anyone who lives in the area and has private security cameras is asked to review footage for anything suspicious between 9 and 11 p.m. the night of the incident.


— Reach reporter Ryan Pfeil at 541-776-4468 or rpfeil@mailtribune.com. Follow him at www.twitter.com/ryanpfeil.