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Robbery Suspect Arrested

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Oregon State Police and the Grants Pass Department of Public Safety say the suspect in numerous bank robberies in the Josephine County was arrested Monday.

GPDPS says around 11:38 a.m., officers responded to a reported robbery at the Chase Bank on Grants Pass Parkway. Officers say a male suspect armed with a firearm in his waistband approached a teller and presented a note demanding cash. The suspect fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash.

Officials say a vehicle driven by a man matching the robbery suspect’s description was spotted on Monday. OSP detectives stopped the vehicle in the 24000 block of Redwood Highway and took the suspect, Mark Alan Cardinal, 58, of Gasquet, California, into custody.

Detectives identified Cardinal as the suspect in five bank robberies, three in Grants Pass and two in Cave Junction.

Cardinal was lodged in the Josephine County Jail on three counts of bank robbery and theft in the first degree.

Photos Courtesy of the Josephine County Sheriff’s Office.

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