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UNITED STATES POSTAL INSPECTION SERVICE
NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Postal Inspector Frank Schissler
Phone: 410-347-4710
Email: fjschissler@uspis.gov

OCTOBER 7, 2013

Postal Inspectors Offer Reward for
Information on Robbery Suspect

Suspect Sought for Armed Robbery of Benson Post Office

Baltimore, MD - The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the armed robbery of the Benson Post Office, 106 Connolly Road, Benson, MD 21018, which occurred on October 5, 2013, at about 9:35 a.m.

Postal Inspectors and Maryland State Police are jointly investigating the incident, in which a lone suspect entered the Post Office displaying a handgun and vaulted the retail counter. The suspect fled on foot across Harford Road, where he was seen escaping in a silver or gray pickup truck. No one was injured.

The armed suspect was described as 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall, with a large build. He wore a black t-shirt, grey Under Armour pants with a black side-stripe, black baseball cap, white athletic shoes, and sunglasses.

Anyone with information about this crime is urged to contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455, or the Maryland State Police at 410-996-7813. Do not take any action to apprehend the suspect. All information will be kept confidential.

Armed robbery of a U.S. Post Office is a violation of Title 18, U.S. Code, Section 2114, and is punishable by a prison term of up to 25 years.

 

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