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CASTLE HILL, Bronx, New York (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 in blank warrants Tuesday morning, according to police.
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 fled with the cash and money orders.
He fled to the scene in a white minibus.
The postman was treated on the spot by the EMS.
The victim’s husband was returning to his car when his wife was assaulted.
He was not injured.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA ( 74782).
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