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Man stabbed in Medford robbery over backpack

Medford police are searching for multiple suspects following a predawn robbery near a south Medford motel.

At 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, police say, a man came into the Traveler’s Inn in the 900 block of Alba Drive with stab wounds, according to Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau.

The victim said thieves took his backpack while he was walking along the bike path near Bear Creek.

Budreau said the victim’s stab wounds were non-life threatening, and that the man was transported to Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Officers canvassed the area looking for suspects the victim described as a two people on foot and two others on bicycles. Police believe the suspects acted together to commit the crime.

“That area is very dark,” Budreau said. ”And the weather is getting cold.”

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Medford police at 541-775-2250.