Police seek help in capturing bank robber

Authorities say Amy Cook robbed a Bank of America branch June 5 in Medford

Police have identified a woman who they believe robbed the Bank of America branch on Stevens Street in Medford.

Amy Cook, 39, is wanted for questioning in the robbery that happened the afternoon of June 5.

"We usually don't see many female bank robbers," Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said. "She definitely has been making some bad choices."

Surveillance footage captured a woman who matched Cook's appearance waiting in line inside the bank. She then approached the teller and handed over a note indicating she was armed.

Cook then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, which she reportedly stuffed into a white, plastic grocery bag. Investigators are not sure which direction she went after leaving the bank, which closed for the day after the robbery.

Police are hoping Cook's distinctive neck tattoos will capture the public's attention and lead to her arrest.

Cook was convicted of robbing a Talent business in 2010. She was sentenced to prison for this crime, but was recently released.

She failed to comply with the terms of parole and a warrant was issued for her arrest in March.

Cook stands 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 110 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes. She has tattoos on each side of her neck.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Medford Police Department at 541-770-4783.

Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information that leads to an arrest in this case or any unsolved criminal activity. Callers can remain anonymous.

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