POTTSTOWN PA – The Pottstown Post Office was robbed at gunpoint last week, the borough police department reported today (Tuesday, May 23, 2017) in a note posted on its Facebook page, and said its officers and detectives are now hunting for the perpetrator(s) involved. The department is asking anyone who witnessed the incident to talk with them.
“Customers of the post office were the primary victims” of the armed robbery that occurred Tuesday (May 16, 2017) at about 5:24 p.m. in the post office at 770 E. High St., the department said. Its Facebook item did not specify how many perpetrators were involved, what if anything was taken, where they entered the building, or how they exited and apparently got away.
Rumors of an alleged robbery have been circulating on several social media outlets in recent days. Tuesday’s note from the department may have helped galvanize public action. Within only hours the post had been shared by dozens of readers, potentially widening the circle of those who might be able to assist the investigation.
“The Pottstown Police Department would like to speak to any citizens who were at the post office before, during, or after the robbery,” the item stated. “If you were, please contact Detective Mark Wickersham at (610) 970-6579 or at firstname.lastname@example.org,” it added.
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