Man gets 8 years in 2017 Gary post office armed robbery

A Gary man was sentenced to eight years in prison Tuesday for an armed robbery at the Tolleston Station Post Office in 2017.

Leeroy Beck, 29, pleaded guilty to brandishing a firearm in connection with a crime of violence (robbery of a United States Postal employee), according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Indiana.

Beck was sentenced Tuesday to 96 months in prison, followed by two years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay $5,595 in restitution, according to the release.

On Aug. 3, 2017, Beck, James Caffey and Tanisha Banks participated in an armed robbery at the Gary post office on 11th Avenue, according to the news release. They pointed guns at employees and forced them into a bathroom in order to steal $5,595 in cash, the release states.


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