Police look for woman who robbed coffee stand

A woman pulled a gun on two Dutch Bros employees just before noon Monday and made off on foot with an undisclosed amount of the drive-through coffee shop's money, Medford police said.

Medford police Lt. Bob Hansen said the suspect walked up to the Dutch Bros at the corner of Summit Avenue and McAndrews Road, pulled out a gun and demanded money. The employees obliged the suspect, who then made off in the direction of Jackson Elementary School. No one was hurt.

The school was locked down for nearly an hour in response to the armed woman being in the immediate area.

The suspect was described as about 5 feet 6 inches tall, wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, dark pants and sunglasses. She appeared to be around 35 years old. Those with information about the case should call Medford police at 541-770-4784.

Hansen said emergency calls made regarding drive-through coffee stand robberies are fairly common, especially at night.

"We just haven't had one in a while," Hansen said. "Some people call them 'stop-and-robs.'"

He said the best option for clerks in an armed robbery is to comply with the robber's demands.

"Make sure you're safe," Hansen said. "If you've got to give up money, give up money. Give it up for your own health and well-being."

The Dutch Bros employees would not comment.

— Ryan Pfeil

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