By JASON COX
Of the Keizertimes 

A man tried to rob a Keizer resident and stabbed him when he said he didn’t have money, police said Friday.

A 20-year-old man was walking alone near Willow Lake Road N. and Lacey Court N. at about 2:46 p.m. when the suspect approached him, asking for money. The victim told the suspect he didn’t have any cash, but the suspect started to follow him.

When the victim told the suspect to stop and tried to defend himself, the suspect stabbed him at least once, police said. The victim, who lives in Keizer, was taken to Salem Hospital via Keizer Fire District ambulance with injuries believed to be non-life threatening.

The suspect is believed to have fled east on foot on Willow Lake Road. He’s described as a white male, approximately 30 years old, with a slender build, wearing camouflage or green pants with a black hoodie. He had a brown or black thin goatee.

Anyone with information can contact Keizer Police at 503-390-3713.