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UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE
NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Renee Focht
Title: U.S. Postal Inspector
Phone: 626-405-1285 or 626-672-5517
Email: RMFOCHT@USPIS.GOV

SEPTEMBER 20, 2013

POSTAL INSPECTORS OFFER REWARD OF UP TO $25,000 FOR INFORMATION LEADING TO ARREST OF ROBBERY SUSPECT

The U.S. Postal Inspection is offering up to a $25,000 reward for information and services leading to the arrest and conviction of the individual who robbed the Postal Clerk at Studio City Post Office. On Wednesday, September 18, 2013, at approximately 3:00 p.m., a lone Caucasian male entered the Post Office, waited in line to be served and discreetly brandished a black semi-automatic pistol when he was called to the counter to be served. The suspect demanded cash from the postal clerk at the Studio City Post Office, located at 3950 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Studio City, CA 91604.

The suspect was described as Caucasian in his late 40s to early 50s, 5'10" to 6'00", 180 to 200 lbs., wearing a dark-colored bandana on his head, dark sunglasses, a beige colored T-shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes, and a single black glove on his left hand.

Do not approach the suspect: He should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s National Law Enforcement Communications Center at 877-876-2455, option 2. Refer to Case No. 1997964-ROBB. Callers may remain anonymous.

A reward poster is posted under the Press Room tab of the Postal Inspection Service website, and a surveillance video is available from the contact listed above.

An armed robbery of a Postal Service employee is a federal crime, and first-time offenders may be imprisoned for up to 25 years.

 

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