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Studio City post office clerk held up at gunpoint

A surveillance image shows a suspect brandishing a gun and holding up a United States Postal Service clerk at a post office in Studio City on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013.

September 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
A $25,000 reward is being offered in the search for a man who held up a Studio City post office clerk at gunpoint.

The robbery occurred at about 3 p.m. Wednesday at the post office on the 3900 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard. The suspect waited in line and when it was his turn at the counter, he discreetly brandished a black semi-automatic pistol and demanded cash from the clerk.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 40s or early 50s, about 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing about 180 to 200 pounds. He was seen wearing a dark colored bandana on his head, dark sunglasses, beige colored T-shirt, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and a single black glove on his left hand.

Authorities say the suspect should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact the United States Postal Inspection Service - National Law Enforcement Communication Center at (877) 876-2455 and refer to Case No. 1997964-ROBB.