Another Purple Parrot outlet robbed; suspect eludes capture

A robber targeted another Rogue Valley lottery outlet Tuesday morning, this time hitting a Flamingo's in Phoenix.

Phoenix police said the man went into Flamingo's, a gaming parlor at 315 N. Main St., Phoenix, that is part of the Purple Parrot operation, shortly after the business opened at 7 a.m. He obscured part of his face with what the clerk described as a mask of gauze, Phoenix Police Chief Derek Bowker said.

The robber demanded money from the clerk, who was alone in the business. She told police the robber appeared to have some type of handgun in the front pocket of his dark blue hooded sweatshirt.

She gave him money from the till, then the robber ordered her to go into a back room so she couldn't watch him leave, and he fled.

Medford and Talent police, along with Jackson County Sheriff's Department deputies, joined the search for the robber. Medford police brought a dog to help, but the robber couldn't be found.

Authorities are still looking for the man, who was described as about 30 years old, 6 feet tall with a thin build and some facial hair. He was last seen wearing jeans and a dark blue hooded sweatshirt with a logo on the front and the hood, and a stripe or lettering down the left sleeve.

Investigators ask anyone with information on this case to call Phoenix police at 535-1113.

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