Postal contractor robbed at gunpoint at Amanda, OH post office

AMANDA, OH – A U.S. Postal Service contractor was robbed at gunpoint Friday while at the  post office in Amanda.

Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office Det. Kelli Stats said one person held up the contractor Friday evening at a little after 5 p.m. as the contractor was moving mail to and from a truck at the post office at 144 E. Main St. in the village.

A sheriff’s office report said the robber showed the contractor a firearm, and that two post office money bags containing $1,700 were taken.

Two cloth mail bags, an empty money bag, a gray plastic mail bag, an opened mailer package and envelop with receipt for mail delivery were also taken.

Stats wasn’t able to confirm if there was any mail in the bags.

According to the report the contract complied with all of the robber’s requests and was not harmed.

In an emailed statement Postal Inspector Erin Lindsey, who’s working with Stats on the case, said the robber was wearing a ski mask and blue hooded sweatshirt and was last seen running north on North School Street before turning west onto East High Street.

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