Police hint at lead in the Chestnut Hill post office robbery investigation

U.S. Postal authorities may have a lead in March Chestnut Hill post office robbery, but aren’t ready to make an announcement.

U.S. Postal Inspector Reginald Wade says the investigation is continuing, but wouldn’t disclose any specifics.

“I’m hoping we’ll have something in the future, definitely,” said Wade. “Unfortunately, everything I have right now can’t be released.”

On March 16 shortly after 2 p.m. two males wearing hoods and entered the post office, jumped the counter and demanded money at gunpoint. The robbers made their escape in a white car with $600.

A $50,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information that could lead to a conviction. Federal robbery charges carry a hefty sentence, with unarmed suspects facing up to ten years in prison, and armed suspects facing up to 25 years.

The first suspect in the robbery is described as a black male, between 6’3 to 6’5 tall, with a medium to dark complexion, thin, but athletic build with a goatee. He was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt, dark grey pants, and a navy blue turtleneck covering his mouth. He is said to have a deep baritone voice.

The second suspect is described as a black male, 5’8 to 5’10 tall, with a medium to dark complexion, bald, and a stocky build. He was wearing a sleeveless puffy blue vest and a similar navy colored turtle neck covering his mouth.

According to Wade, the postal inspectors have a very high rate of success, although it can take years in some cases to solve a crime.

“We’ll find them,” Wade said. “Sometimes it takes a while, but we’ll find them.”

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