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Reward offered in Reseda postal worker robbery

December 31, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to whoever robbed a letter carrier in Reseda.Officials say the worker was parked at the intersection of Topeka Drive and Ingomar Street at about 12 noon Monday when a man approached him. The suspect demanded the carrier hand over the contents of his pockets.

The suspect is described as an African-American male in his mid-twenties. A second suspect was seen in a small white vehicle, possibly a Honda.

An armed robbery of a Postal Service employee is a federal crime, and first-time offenders may face sentences of up to 25-years in prison.

Anyone with information on the crime is asked to call U.S. Postal Inspectors at (877) 876-2455. Callers can remain anonymous.