Of the Keizertimes

A man was robbed at gunpoint while walking down Candlewood Avenue Friday night, and police are seeking a suspect.

The 19-year-old Keizerite was walking alone in the 1000 block of Candlewood Drive NE at about 10:14 p.m. Friday, July 8, when he saw he was being followed, according to Keizer Police Capt. Jeff Kuhns.

The suspect demanded money and showed a black semi-automatic handgun. The victim gave the suspect an undisclosed amount of cash and fled westbound on Candlewood Drive NE to Cherry Avenue NE. Police think he ran south on Cherry Avenue.

The suspect was described as a black male adult standing between 5 feet 7 inches and 5 feet 9 inches tall, with a shaved head. He was wearing a dark-colored hoodie and may have had on red and gray athletic shorts, police said. Officers searched the area that evening but were unable to find the suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to call Det. Vaughn Edsall at 503-390-3713.