Motel 6 suspect not connected to other robberies

There seems to be at least one business robbery per week in Medford these days. I was wondering whether the man who was arrested for trying to rob the Motel 6 at knifepoint last week is a suspect in any of the unsolved robberies that have occurred over the past few months?

— Rob M., Talent

Anytime a robbery suspect is placed in handcuffs, you can bet the cops are going to take a good look at him for any open cases, Rob.

However, Medford detectives are nearly certain that K.C. William Blunt, 20, who allegedly tried to rob the Motel 6 on Alba Drive Wednesday morning, is not responsible for previous robberies, Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau said.

"He doesn't match the physical description of the other suspects," Budreau said.

Blunt was thwarted by a quick-thinking Motel 6 employee who was able to lock the front door before he could enter the business.

Blunt reportedly was wearing a bandana over his face and was armed with kitchen knives when he tried to rob the motel, police said.

Medford police still are looking for a masked man who robbed the Dutch Bros. coffee stand on East Main Street two weeks ago.

That suspect is described as a white male, between 40 and 50 years old, who stands approximately 6 feet tall and weighs between 180 and 200 pounds.

He wore a cover over his face and a Carhartt jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Medford Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 541-774-2230.

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