Walked past the post office on 17th and T earlier tonight around 8pm and it was blocked of with police tape and heavy police presence. Walked by after dinner at 10:50 and still blocked off. Found out from TV cameraman a postal worker had been robbed and locked in the back of his truck around 6:30.”
Thanks to all who sent emails and tweets about this crazy incident. Another reader tweeted:
“Postal worker robbed and locked in truck for 20 minutes . Not hurt.”
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NBC Washington reports:
“The worker was leaving the T Street Post Office at 14th and Wallach about 6:30 p.m. putting mail and the day’s proceeds in a postal truck when he was approached by a gunman. The gunman demanded the mail and money and locked the worker in the back of the truck.”