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Armed Bank Robbery in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Police are still looking for a suspect involved in an armed robbery at Bank of the Cascades on Crater Lake Highway on Friday afternoon.

Police say a man went into the bank with a handgun and demanded money from the teller. Officials say he is about 6 feet tall and had a gray bandana covering his face.

The suspect fled the scene on foot with cash in hand. Witnesses reported that the suspect staged as a landscape worker and was working on the shrubbery around the bank for approximately one hour before the robbery. Later, the suspect entered the bank and displayed a handgun as he ordered employees to put cash in his bag. Employees complied and were uninjured. The suspect fled northbound on foot after the robbery.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male adult in his late 20’s to mid 30’s, approximately 6’ tall, wearing black or blue jogging pants with a white stripe down each leg, a black or blue jacket matching the pants, and a dust mask covering his face. He was carrying a camouflage duffle bag and a separate black duffle bag. The gun was described as a black and/or grey semi-automatic handgun.

Police say no one was injured in the incident, and are searching the neighborhood for the robber. If you have any information about the crime, call the Medford Police Department.

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  1. Earl Lee Release says:

    Unfortunately, when the bank robber who got sentenced to 7 months in a state correctional facility for robbing 5 banks recently it sent a message of leniency if you do get caught. Must be frustrating to be a detective or police officer when the catch and release program is becoming too commonplace. Im just as confused as when someone throws a propane tank through a window sentencing guidelines is 15 years but terrorizing multiple bank tellers and pleading guilty to being a serial bank robbery only gets you a little over a month for each offense.

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