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  • Knife-wielding men rob Subway shop

    They got less than $100 in the Medford holdup, will face 7 years in jail if caught
  • Two men armed with large knives robbed a Subway sandwich shop early Wednesday morning, making off with less than $100.
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  • Two men armed with large knives robbed a Subway sandwich shop early Wednesday morning, making off with less than $100.
    The men entered the shop at 1250 Crater Lake Ave. at about 2:30 a.m., said Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau. They wore black sweatshirts with the hoods up, dark pants and masks over their faces.
    The robbers threatened the lone female employee before she handed over the contents of the cash register.
    Budreau said the ages of the men could not be determined, but they are believed to be white with thin builds. There are no suspects at this time.
    "There's not a whole lot to go on at this point," Budreau said.
    An armed robbery is a Measure 11 offense, meaning if the robbers are caught and convicted they will serve a mandatory minimum of 71/2; years in jail.
    Budreau said most businesses have only small amounts of cash in the register, especially late at night, and employees are taught to drop cash into a safe on a regular basis.
    "It minimizes the loss if there is a robbery and, more importantly, it provides a deterrent, makes it not worth it to commit the robbery in the first place," said Budreau, adding that he doesn't understand why someone would risk such a serious sentence when so little money is involved.
    "All for less than $100," Budreau said. "It doesn't make any sense to me."
    Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call Medford police Detective Shannon Reynolds at 541-774-2230.
    Reach Mail Tribune reporting intern Kelsey Thomas at 541-776-4368 or kthomas@mailtribune.com.
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