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Mail carrier attacked and robbed on the job

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PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. (WSVN) -- A mail carrier was attacked and robbed just before 3 p.m. Thursday.

According to Broward Sheriff's Office deputies, the USPS mail carrier was hit over the head and robbed at the Holly Tree Patio Villas located at 3401 Southwest 52nd Avenue in Pembroke Park.

The mail carrier was transported to Memorial Regional Hospital with a head injury. The suspect fled the scene northbound. Police have set up a perimeter in the area.

A woman who lives in the apartment complex said the mail carrier she knows is a woman and was shocked to hear what had happened. "What! Oh, my God. She's a very nice woman," said Mrs. Lawes.

At this time, it is unknown if the victim was a male or a female, and it is unclear what was taken.

"I was working in the other side of the school, and the police just came out of nowhere, their helicopter ... it's a bad area, anything can happen," said Irak Trinidad, who works nearby.

Inspectors from the U.S Postal Inspection Service and the Broward Sheriff's Office are investigating.

If you have any information on this crime, call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.


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