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Officials release surveillance image of alleged postal worker robber

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Surveillance image of alleged armed robber. Surveillance image of alleged armed robber.

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (WSVN) -- Officials are searching for an armed man who allegedly robbed a letter carrier.

According to officials, the letter carrier was robbed of her postal key while delivering mail at the Continental Apartments, located at 1761 N.W. 46th Ave., Monday, at around 5 p.m.

On Wednesday, surveillance video that showed the suspect walking around the building was released. The suspect is described as a white male in his mid 20s, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with short-cropped, dark hair. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie and bright orange sneakers. The subject fled on foot.

Postal inspector Blanca Alvarez said robbing a postal worker is a felony. "Possession of a postal key by a non-postal employee is a federal offense, and possession of a counterfeit key by anyone is also a federal offense," said Alvarez. "Robbery of a postal employee can face up to 10 years in prison for an unarmed robbery and up to 25 years in prison for an armed robbery."

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. Call 1-877-876-2455 if you have any information on this robbery.


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