CASTLE HILL, Bronx (WABC) — A 56-year-old U.S. Post Office worker was whipped and forced to open a Bronx post office to a man who stole more than $100,000 in cash and blank money orders Tuesday morning, police say.
It happened around 7am, as the woman was opening the Castle Hill Post Office on Castle Hill Avenue.
Authorities say the victim was thrown to the ground and hit in the head with a gun before the man asked him to open the door.
The man, dressed in black and wearing a full face mask, ran inside the post office and got away with, sources said, $112,000 in cash, 10 boxes of money orders and a machine used to print these mandates.
He fled to the scene in a white minibus.
The postman was treated at the scene by EMS and was not seriously injured.
The victim’s husband was walking back to his car after dropping it off when his wife was attacked, and he rushed to her aid.
He was also held at gunpoint but was not injured.
“The safety and security of postal employees is a top priority of the United States Postal Inspection Service,” the organization said in a statement. “The Postal Inspection Service is investigating with the support of the NYPD and FBI to locate and apprehend the individual responsible for this crime.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact Postal Inspectors at 212-330-5266 or the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1- 888-57-PISTA (74782).
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