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  • Thieves try to snag cash deposits from bank drop boxes

    Medford police seek information about two men caught on surveillance tape at various banks
  • Investigators are trying to identify at least two men who have attempted to "fish" cash deposits from night drop boxes at various banks within the cities of Medford, Central Point and Grants Pass over the past weekend.
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  • Investigators are trying to identify at least two men who have attempted to "fish" cash deposits from night drop boxes at various banks within the cities of Medford, Central Point and Grants Pass over the past weekend.
    Medford police have taken reports of six cases in which the suspects used an unidentified tool to attempt to haul cash deposits out of the drop slots in these boxes since Friday in a relatively rare form of attempted theft, police said.
    "It's typically not very successful so we don't see it that much," Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said Monday. "There isn't one successful attempt in Medford, but there have been successes in other jurisdictions at the same time frame."
    In most cases, the tool used gets stuck in the drop-box door and the suspects leave, Budreau said. The attempts are discovered the following day when bank employees find the tool, he said.
    Video surveillance cameras indicate that at least two suspects are white males in their 20s and they are driving a white 2003 Buick Rendezvous with an unknown license plate, police said.
    Anyone with information about the cases is asked to telephone Medford detectives at 541-770-4783.
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