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East Pittsburgh Post Office Robbed At Gunpoint

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A man wearing a mask and gray hooded sweatshirt walked into the post office in East Pittsburgh late Friday, and robbed a clerk at gun point.

Postal Inspector J. Bruce Hammerle told KDKA-TV News, “The clerk was not injured, fortunately, however, is shaken up emotionally.”

A surveillance camera outside the Lanigan Funeral Home on Linden Avenue across the street from the post office shows the suspect casually walking up to the post office, and, after a moment or two inside, he leaves, and goes up Linden Avenue, in no particular hurry.

Hammerle said post offices are not robbed very often, and, generally they don’t have a lot of money on hand, and [Friday’s holdup] is a rare thing.

No shots were fired in the heist.

The suspect was described as a young, light-skinned African American, about 6 feet tall.

Anyone with information is asked to call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.

Stay with KDKA for more information.

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