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  • UPDATED: Armed man robs Shilo Inn

  • The Sunday night robbery of the Biddle Road Shilo Inn is the second robbery at the hotel in exactly a month.
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  • Updated 10:56 a.m.
    The Sunday night robbery of the Biddle Road Shilo Inn is the second robbery at the hotel in exactly a month.
    Medford police said a black man in his 20s, 6 feet 2 inches tall with an athletic build, entered the business's lobby displaying a gun and demanded money from the front desk.
    "It was very obvious it was a robbery," said Lt. Mike Budreau. "The male clerk complied, and (the suspect) fled."
    "The same motel was robbed Nov. 2 at about the same time. (That's) extremely unusual," Budreau said, adding hotels are not often robbed as they typically keep very little cash on site.
    The first robbery took place at around 10:25 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2. A white male with medium build about 5 feet 10 inches tall entered the lobby wielding a knife. The man was wearing a green jacket, red baseball cap and blue jeans. He also made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.
    The man in the most recent was not wearing a mask, but the lobby does not have a surveillance camera, Budreau said.
    A suspect has not been identified. Police are also still searching for a male suspect who robbed the US Bank in Albertsons on Sunday.
    Police said a white male wearing all black, including a mask, entered the bank and gave the teller a demand note. He did not present any weapons, but made off with an undisclosed amount of cash and fled to a nearby neighborhood. No one was hurt.
    Area residents with any information about either case should call Medford police at 541-774-2250.
    7:05 a.m.
    A man wielding a gun entered a Medford Shilo Inn Sunday night and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said in a news release.
    Authorities said the man entered the hotel on 2111 Biddle Road around 9:50 p.m. and showed employees he was armed. He demanded money, and employees obliged.
    The man then took the money and ran from the offices, heading southwest.
    The suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, 6 feet 2 inches tall, with an athletic build. He was wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and a black cap.
    The case is still under investigation by Medford police. Check back later for more updates.
    — Ryan Pfeil
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