Suspect arrested in robbery

Medford police have arrested a man suspected of robbing a Purple Parrot restaurant and lottery outlet on East Jackson Street at gunpoint last week.

"We've been working this case pretty hard," Medford police Lt. Tim Doney said.

Officers arrested John David Glandon Jr., 34, at an apartment in the 200 block of North Ivy Street, Medford, at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. He was lodged in the Jackson County Jail on charges of first-degree robbery, first-degree burglary and parole violation, and remains there today without bail.

Glandon is on parole for a previous armed robbery, records show. He robbed a Medford gas station with a knife and assaulted and robbed a waitress closing a cafe on Highway 66 outside Ashland in 1997. He also has convictions for possession of methamphetamine, and in news accounts from 1997 blamed his crimes on his drug problem.

Investigators suspect that Glandon and a Hispanic man still at large went to the Purple Parrot at 215 E. Jackson St. at about 1:30 a.m. Thursday, displayed guns and took money from the employee there. The two robbers then ran away and police couldn't find them.

The suspect whom police are still looking for is described as a Hispanic man in his 20s, between 5 feet 7 inches and 6 feet 1 inch tall, with a slim build and short, dark hair. He was last seen wearing a red bandana over his face, a black or dark blue hooded sweatshirt with the hood up, dark pants or jeans and white gloves. He showed a handgun during the robbery.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call investigators at 774-2230.

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