By MEREDITH OGILVIE
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $20,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who attempted to rob U.S. Postal Service employees on the 5400 block of South Harper Avenue.
The attempted armed robbery occurred between 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sept. 1.
The suspect was described as an: African American male, large build between the ages of 35-40 years old. Between 6’0” and 6’1,” weighing between 275 and 300 pounds, wearing all black clothing with a black cap and black do-rag underneath and a full shortened beard.
Following the attempted robbery, the offender ran westbound on East Rochdale Place towards the 5500 block of South Blackstone Avenue.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service strongly advises that community members take no action to apprehend the suspect.
Contact the U.S. Postal Inspector S. Block (312-983-7909) Case # 2282820-ROBB, U.S. Postal Police (312-983-6284), or the Chicago Police Department (312-747-8384) Case # HZ-416585 with any information on the suspect.