The United States Postal Inspection Service and Chester Police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending a suspect wanted for attempted robbery of the US Post Office on Edgemont Ave.
On Wednesday, Nov. 30th at approximately 12:49 p.m., the suspect, armed with a handgun, attempted to rob the office. Authorities describe the suspect as a Black male with a bald head, five-feet eight-inches tall, wearing an olive green sweatshirt, blue jeans, black work boots, and carrying a large blue and white golf-style umbrella.
Further details of the attempted robbery were not available.
“There aren’t a lot of assets (at a post office) so it doesn’t make sense. Number one, he shouldn’t be robbing the post office in the first place. It’s a federal offense,” said U.S. Postal Inspector Reginald L. Wade Jr.
“It doesn’t happen very often,” said Wade of post offices being robbed. “This is a high priority investigation and we are putting our investigative attention and tools toward apprehending this individual.”
A reward poster will be released this week. The reward is up to $25,000 for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual responsible. People with information are encouraged to call 877-876-2455 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.