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Armed Robbery

[December 13, 2012 Benson, MD] — On December 12, 2012 at 1:30pm, Harford County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched for an armed robbery at the Benson Post Office, 108 Connolly Road, Benson, Maryland 21018. Witnesses told police a white male described as 30-35 years old, 6'1"-6'2" tall, 190 lbs-200 lbs. wearing blue pants with red stitching on the sides, a grey pull over hooded sweatshirt, black baseball hat and dark sunglasses, entered the Post Office and posed as a customer. As the postal worker opened the cash register the suspect produced and displayed a handgun. The suspect reached over the counter and removed an undisclosed amount of cash from the register. The suspect ran from the post office toward Harford Rd. No injuries were reported.

Sheriff's deputies and detectives assisted by K-9 units and additional officers from the Department of Natural Resources and both Maryland State Police uniformed troopers and their Aviation Division conducted an extensive ground search but were unable to locate the suspect. The attached composite sketch was given to police by witnesses to the robbery.

US Postal Inspectors and Agents from the FBI responded to the scene and are jointly working with the Sheriff's Office in this investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Brian Potts at 410-836-5081 or the Sheriff's Office Northern Precinct at 410-692-7880. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect responsible for the robbery. Anyone with information regarding this incident should also contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (select Option 2). All information will be kept strictly confidential.

News Release

December 13, 2012

Contacts:

  • Edward Hopkins
    410-836-5403

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