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Police search for Medford bank robber

Medford police are searching for a man who robbed the US Bank branch inside Albertsons on North Phoenix Road on Sunday afternoon.

An unarmed man wearing a baseball cap with a beanie on top walked into the branch inside the store at 910 North Phoenix Road in Medford at about 2:15 p.m. Sunday and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to Medford police Sgt. Kerry Curtis.

Curtis said the man was probably in his mid 20s to early 30s, was about 5 foot 7 inches tall with a medium build and was wearing a black or dark-colored hoodie and backpack, and light-colored pants.

Police reviewed cameras from both the bank and Albertsons, which showed the man leaving the store on foot.

Curtis said the cameras didn't capture whether the suspect got into a car after leaving the store.

The US Bank branch was scheduled to close at 3 p.m. Sunday, but instead closed for the day immediately following the robbery, a bank employee said.

Sunday's robbery was the second at the branch in December.

A man wearing a mask entered the bank on Dec. 2 and handed a teller a note demanding money, leaving the branch on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Though the previous suspect was described as 6 foot 2 inches tall, Curtis said police aren't ruling out that the robberies could be by the same man.

"It's hard to tell at this point," said Curtis.

Curtis noted that Sterling Bank on Stewart Avenue in Medford was also robbed on Dec. 22.

"It's always a possibility that they're connected," said Curtis.

Police have not made any arrests in the Dec. 2 or Dec. 22 bank robberies, Curtis said.

Reach reporter Teresa Ristow at 541-776-4459 or tristow@mailtribune.com.