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Postal worker robbed at gunpoint in Canton parking lot

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Posted at 10:50 AM, Oct 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-21 10:50:33-04

CANTON, Ohio — Police and the United States Postal Service are investigating a robbery involving a postal worker in Canton Saturday afternoon.

Around 3:19 p.m., a postal worker was approached by a man in a parking lot located in the 600 block of Cherry Avenue, police said.

The man was armed with a gun and demanded the postal worker give him the money from his wallet, according to police.

Police do not have a detailed description of the man who robbed the postal worker.

Postal Inspectors are involved in the investigation and are in the gathering process, according to authorities.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service issued the following statement regarding the incident in Canton:

Postal Inspectors continue to monitor the situation very closely, as the Postal Inspection Service takes the security and well-being of postal service employees very seriously and remains focused on the needs and safety of its employees.
As always, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service asks the communities in which our postal employees serve each and every day to help support and protect them by reporting any suspicious activity towards them to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

The Canton Police Department said it does not believe the robbery is directly related to the fact the victim is a postal worker.

The incident remains under investigation.