Police Nab Suspected Post Office Robber

DENVER (CBS4) — Law enforcement took a man into custody Thursday afternoon believed to be involved in the “violent” armed robbery of an Aurora post office late last year.

Willie Dewayne Phillip, 54, of Aurora, surrendered to authorities at 4:35 p..m. Copter4 was overhead during the arrest as Phillip stood next to a Denver Police Department cruiser and several officers at the intersection of Franklin Street and 18th Avenue.

A man dressed in all black clothing entered the U.S. Post Office located at 1074 S. Ironton Street in Aurora on November 8, 2018, and committed, as told to CBS4, “a violent robbery.”

Clerks hands were tied with zip-ties, and a semi-automatic handgun was pointed at the head of one of them.

The gunman made off with $5,200 taken from the cash registers.

One customer was inside the facility at the time. No one was injured.

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