Royal Oak postal employee robbed at gunpoint
Posted November 28, 2007
ROYAL OAK — Two masked men brandishing black pistols stole a drop bag from a 53-year-old postal employee in the rear of the Royal Oak post office on Nov. 28, Royal Oak police said.
The two men popped up near the docking ramp in the back of the facility, located on West Second Street, and pointed guns at the man from Harper Woods at 7:50 p.m., Lt. Corrigan O’Donohue said.
“He was dropping off some sort of night deposit,” O’Donohue said. “We’re not really sure what all was in it.”
He said the bag likely contained money, checks and money orders.
O’Donohue said the robbers briefly forced the postal employee back into the facility before taking the bag and leaving. The man was uninjured, he said.
The suspects are described as black males, both in their 20s. Both are described as 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, and approximately 160 pounds.
“They both had ski masks,” O’Donohue said. “They wore dark clothes and had black guns.”
The armed robbery of a postal employee is a federal offense, and the United States Postal Inspector Service will handle the investigation, he said.
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