Man robs Medford Shell station on Central

A man who approached a Shell gas station employee at 7 a.m. Monday and threatened to hurt her if she didn't give him money is still at large, Medford police said.

Police and Crime Stoppers of Southern Oregon said a male suspect approached a female employee working the gas pumps at the 525 N. Central Ave. Shell station and demanded money.

Detective Sgt. Mike Budreau said the man was aggressive and threatened bodily harm to the woman if she did not comply.

The man was described as in his early 30s, about 6 feet tall and skinny. Police said the Shell employee described him as "sickly."

The man had shoulder-length red hair, no facial hair and wore a black jacket with a hood and blue jeans.

The employee put the money in a white cloth grocery bag with two handles and the letters "WCSO" in blue ink on the side.

Budreau said the amount of money was more than $750, but did not disclose the exact amount.

Police said the time of the robbery is an unusual one, as a majority of robberies occur from late evening to early morning. Drugs are being considered as a possible motive.

The man faces third-degree robbery charges if apprehended.

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