NEW YORK — Authorities want the public’s help finding whoever carried out a brazen heist at a post office in the Bronx on Tuesday morning.
It happened at 7 a.m. at the facility on Castle Hill and Powell avenues.
Sources say a female postal employee had just been dropped off for work at the post office by her husband. As she was walking in, a man followed her inside and hit her from behind. She fell to the ground, and shouted for help. When her husband came running, sources say the suspect hit him with a gun.
He ordered the two into the back of the post office and told them “Don’t be stupid. Do what you’re told,” sources said.
Sources say the suspect got away with $112,000 in cash, and also stole 10 boxes of blank money orders and the printer for the money orders.
He took off in older model white minivan toward Bruckner Boulevard.
Since the post office is a federal building, the crime is a federal offense, and the investigation will be handled by the FBI and U.S. Postal Police.