YOU READ IT HERE FIRST: Authorities have released a sketch of a West New York post office robber believed to be from Jersey City. At the same time, they have issued a photo of a “person of interest” who may be connected to the holdup.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service already has offered a $50,000 reward it hopes will nail the robber, who pulled a handgun on a teller and made off with an undetermined amount of cash and checks from the Monitor Finance Station, just off 60th Street on Park Avenue, at 1 o’clock on July 1.
He is described as black, late 20s to early 30s, 5’10” to 6 feet tall, about 185 pounds, clean shaven, with a medium build. At the time he was wearing a dark V-neck t-shirt, large square-framed sunglasses, and dark jeans.
People had seen him loitering in the area that day, giving inspectors enough information to begin narrowing down their search to the Bergen-Lafayette section of Jersey City.
“TAKE NO ACTION TO APPREHEND THIS PERSON YOURSELF,” the Postal Inspection Service warns in big block letters.
At the same time, postal inspectors hope to identify a person seen on surveillance video with a camcorder in the Post Office exactly a week earlier.
Although the man doesn’t match the description of the subject, he is a “person of interest” whom investigators want to interview, given what he was doing at the time.
Instead, if you have any information about this incident, contact them at: 1-877-876-2455. All information will be kept strictly confidential. Be sure to mention CLIFFVIEWPILOT.COM for immediate recognition.
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