Man sentenced to 8 years in prison for Aurora post office robbery

AURORA, Colo. – A man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for robbing a post office while holding two clerks at gunpoint.

According to a news release from United States Attorney Jason R. Dunn, Willie Dewayne Phillip will also serve 5 years of supervised release after his sentence is carried out.

Phillip robbed a post office in Aurora Nov. 8, 2018, while wearing a balaclava and gloves, according to the release. He pointed a handgun at the clerks and a customer, and ordered the clerks to lie down and tie their hands together with zip ties.

One complied and one froze, while Phillip took more than $5,000 from the registers and fled the scene on foot.

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