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$50,000 Reward Offered In Venice Robbery Of Mail Carrier

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(credit: U.S. Postal Inspection Service)

(credit: U.S. Postal Inspection Service)

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VENICE (CBS) — Postal officials Friday announced a $50,000 reward for information regarding the recent robbery of a mail carrier in Venice.

The robbery occurred about 12:15 p.m. on Sept. 22, while a U.S. Postal carrier was delivering mail near the intersection of Rennie Avenue and Rose Court, according to Stacia Crane of the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).

The USPIS released a composite sketch of the suspect, who is described as a Hispanic male in his late teens or early 20s with a medium build. He has dark hair and dark eyes and no facial hair.

The suspect is about 5’9”, weighs around 170 pounds and was last seen wearing a blue bandana, T-shirt and cut-off shorts.

According to authorities, the suspect should be considered dangerous and shouldn’t be approached.

Anyone with more information is urged to contact the Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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