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Investigation ongoing in Post Office robbery
by Reggie Ross, Staff Writer
Feb 06, 2014 | 403 views | 0 0 comments | 37 37 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Authorities are searching for a man they say is connected with a January armed robbery of the Stewart Post Office.

A $20,000 reward is offered for the arrest and conviction in the robbery of a highway contract route driver on Friday, January 10 around 6:30 p.m. Posters have gone up at the window of the Stewart Post Office where authorities believe a black male around six feet to six feet, three inches tall with a slim build and in his 20s or 30s held up the driver.

According to Inspector Riley with the Postal Inspection Service, the law enforcement arm for the U.S. Postal Service, postal property was taken in the robbery.

"The suspect was described as wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and blue jeans and weighing around 180 pounds," Riley said. "He was armed with a handgun."

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Department was the first on the scene, when the robbery was reported. Montgomery County Sheriff Bubba Nix said he immediately turned it over the postal service investigators.

"We got the call first, and they [USPS] started their investigation," Nix said. "We are assisting them."

Nix said the Stewart Post Office armed robbery is the first he's seen in this area since he's been in office.

According to the poster, if you have any information about the incident please contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 601-874-4692 or 877-876-2455. The poster also said that people should not take action to apprehend this person themselves.

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