Postal Worker Robbed, Locked In Truck In NW DC

9:39 AM, Dec 2, 2011   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- DC Police along with members of the US Postal Inspection Service are trying to figure out who pulled off a brazen robbery of a postal worker in Northwest Thursday evening.

Police confirm an armed suspect approached the postal worker while he was loading his truck outside the T Street Post Office at 1915 14th Street around 6:35 p.m. The robber took bags, possibly containing cash, from his victim then locked the worker inside his own truck.

A representative with the Washington Division of the US Postal Inspection Service says the postal worker was able to use his cell phone to call for help inside the truck. He was locked inside the truck approximately 30 minutes, but was unharmed.

The representative says the suspect grabbed bags which possibly contained postal funds, including cash, money orders, stamps, etc.

He also says there have been similar incidents in the DC area, including an August 2010 in Congress Heights. This case is still open.

If anyone has information about this incident or similar incidents please call 202-636-1479. You can remain anonymous.


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