By KatieKohler

kkohler@myspiritnews.com

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 philadelphiatips@uspis.gov.

The “wanted’ poster for a man suspected of attempting to rob the post office in Chester is expected to be made public this week as officials want the community’s help to find this man.

The “wanted’ poster for a man suspected of attempting to rob the post office in Chester is expected to be made public this week as officials want the community’s help to find this man.

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