Manson postal robber remains elusive

Jun. 17, 2013 @ 09:46 PM

Ten days after an armed robbery was reported at the Manson post office, investigators are no closer to finding a described suspect.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service announced a reward of up to $50,000 for the case in which authorities say a slim black male of very dark complexion took an undisclosed amount of cash from a postal employee there at about 4 p.m., June 7.

The facility is located at 1402 U.S. 1, Manson.

Postal inspections workers said that the suspect wore all black clothing, including a shirt, pants, mask and hat, and appeared to be about 5-foot-7 and weighing 150 pounds.

Sheriff Johnny Williams said on Monday that his deputies continue to cooperate with postal inspectors on solving the case.

Postal inspectors with the Raleigh office on Monday said there were actually two post office robberies on June 7. A morning incident happened at the Hoffman-Marston location in Richmond County.

They said that the morning robbery resulted in at least two individuals being arrested. According to The Pilot newspaper, there were five, including three from Moore County.

Inspectors declined to answer whether the two robberies could have been connected.

Williams said he was unaware of another robbery happening earlier in the day that resulted in several arrests.

Contact the writer at mfisher@hendersondispatch.com.