Postal Service Offering $50,000 Reward In Robbery Case

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Updated: 5/14/2012 1:21 pm
The U. S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for the armed robbery and assault of a postal employee at the Burgin Post Office.

The post office branch is located at 217 Main Street in Burgin. The office was robbed at about 1:00 p.m. on April 13th.  The employee received significant injuries.

The suspect is described as a white male in his early to late 20’s, 5’7” tall, with a thin build, weighing approximately 140 lbs, and short dark colored hair.  He was viewed leaving the scene in a green colored full size pick up truck, driving in the direction of Danville, KY.

The suspect wore a long sleeve camouflaged hooded sweatshirt, jeans, and brandished a black handgun.  To conceal his identity the suspect wore a full face mask similar to the one used in the Chills convenience store robbery on April 12, 2012, which is being investigated by the Danville Police Department.

Robbery of a Post Office is a violation of U.S. Federal Criminal Code Title 18 U.S.C 2114 and carries a maximum penalty of up to twenty five years imprisonment.  The suspect(s) may face additional charges for assault of a postal employee in the performance of official duties and possession of a firearm used in the commission of a crime.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the U. S. Postal Inspection Service National Law Enforcement Communication Center at 1-877-876-2455, (option 2), and refer to Case #1922942.  This line may be contacted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and callers may remain anonymous. 

The suspect should be considered dangerous and should not be approached.

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