The U.S. Postal Service is offering a $20,000 reward for information that helps catch the man who robbed the post office on 34th Street in Chattanooga this morning.
Chattanooga police spokesman Jerri Weary said in a news release that the man came in about 9:30 a.m. and followed a postal worker into her work area where another woman also worked. The man had a gun and made the workers hand over $500 in cash about about $9,000 worth of stamps, the release stated. Then he forced the women to remove their shirts and fondled them before leaving.
The robber is black, about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and 150 pounds. He was wearing a hooded black sweatshirt, black toboggan cap and dark pants.
The U.S. Postal Service and the FBI are leading the investigation, Weary said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Postmaster General’s office at 1-877-876-2455.