Reward up to $25,000 offered after postal worker robbed at gunpoint - KMOV.com

Reward up to $25,000 offered after postal worker robbed at gunpoint

ST. LOUIS (KMOV)- A reward is being offered after a postal worker was robbed at gunpoint in north St. Louis.

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This happened around 3 p.m. Saturday in the 4900 block of Theodore Avenue.

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Authorities said a United States Postal Service Letter Carrier delivering mail was robbed at gunpoint. There were no injuries to the letter carrier; however he was robbed of personal items. The suspect fled on foot.

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The robbery suspect is described as an African-American male in his mid-twenties, 6'00" tall, 170-180 pounds (medium build) with black hair and brown eyes. The suspect displayed a handgun and was wearing dark blue jeans and a gray hooded sweatshirt with navy blue stripes. His face was partially covered with a blue bandana.

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The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.? Persons with information are encouraged to contact Postal Inspectors locally at 314-539-9480, toll free at 877-876-2455, or online at . Tips may also be called into St. Louis CrimeStoppers at 866-371-8477.? All callers may remain anonymous.

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The federal penalty for robbing an on-duty Postal employee is up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.? The US Postal Inspection Service and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department are jointly investigating the case.?

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