Police still search for credit union robbery leads

A week-long investigation of last Friday's bank robbery has so far netted no solid leads, said Ashland Police Chief Terry Holderness.

"I wish we had an update on the bank robbery," he said. "We're still working on it."

A man in his 50s or 60s about 6 feet tall robbed Rogue Federal Credit Union on Lithia Way around 11:15 a.m. on Sept. 5. He was wearing a blue sweatshirt, tennis shoes and had a polka-dot red bandanna on his head, police said. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Police would not reveal whether he was armed.

The bank closed for the rest of Friday and reopened as usual on Monday morning, said Jeanne Pickens, marketing director at the bank.

Pickens did not have any additional information.

"It's pretty straightforward," she said. "There's the immediate process afterwards to make sure everyone is OK, and then we bring in the police and let them do their job."

After a robbery, the bank employees debrief the situation and bring in outside counselors if necessary. Staff involved in Friday's incident did not require counseling, she said.

Anyone with information can call the Ashland Police Department at 482-2211.

Staff writer Julie French can be reached at 482-3456 ext. 227 or jfrench@dailytidings.com.

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