Robbery investigation

Medford Police looking for alleged bank robber on the run

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Police Department responded to a bank robbery in Medford Monday evening, near Asante Rogue Regional.

MPD says at 5:26 p.m., a man robbed the First Interstate Bank at 2646 E Barnett Road. Police say the suspect did not display a weapon and demanded cash. He then fled with an undisclosed amount.

During this time, Asante went on lockdown as a precaution.

No injuries were reported and the suspect is still on the loose. MPD says he is described as a white male, unknown age, wearing a green shirt with the words “STARTER” in white lettering. His face was covered and he was wearing sunglasses. If anyone sees someone matching the description in the area, call the dispatch center: 541-770-4783

Jackson County Sheriff’s Office also responded, but Medford Police are taking lead on the investigation.

NBC5 News was the only news station at the scene, and will continue to provide updated information.


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Shellye Leggett is an anchor and producer for NBC5 News. You can also catch her anchoring on KMVU FOX26. She comes to the Rogue Valley from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was a nightside reporter and fill-in weekend anchor for KOAT Action 7 News for 3 years. She has also reported in Colorado Springs, Colorado, South Bend, Indiana and Bozeman, Montana. Shellye was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She graduated from North Park University in Chicago, Illinois with a B.A. in Communication Studies. She then earned a Master's degree in Broadcast Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago. In her free time, she loves to hang out with her husband who's in the Navy, her cat “Tootsie,” watch scary movies with friends and spend time with her extended family who live all over the West Coast. Shellye is excited to explore Southern Oregon and North California and tell your stories.
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