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Suspect identified in robbery of WaMu branch

Police have identified the suspect in the St. Patrick's Day robbery of the Washington Mutual Bank branch in the south Fred Meyer store in Medford.

An arrest warrant has been issued for 45-year-old Ronald Allen Green, who also is wanted for bank robberies in Nevada and Utah, according to Medford police Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau.

"His last known location was Grants Pass on March 19," Budreau said. "We had hoped to catch up with him there, but he disappeared."

Green is known to have a gambling problem and fancies himself a talented poker player. He frequents Indian casinos, Budreau said.

Green chooses not to wear a mask during the robberies, as shown in various bank surveillance videos. He gives the teller a demand note before fleeing the bank, Budreau said.

Witnesses told Medford police Green's breath smelled of alcohol during the robbery.

Medford officers found Green's borrowed getaway car soon after the St. Patrick's Day robbery. They do not know what type of car he may currently be driving, Budreau said.

Green is wanted for robberies in American Fork, Utah, Henderson, Nev., and four Las Vegas heists — all occurring earlier this year, Budreau said.

Green is described as standing 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighing 230 to 250 pounds. He has hair dyed dark brown or black. He normally sports a mustache but may have shaved it since the St. Patrick's Day robbery.

Anyone with information on Green's whereabouts is asked to call Medford police dispatch at 770-4783 or 9-1-1.

Suspect identified in robbery of WaMu branch