Suspect in custody in post office robbery in Northeast Philadelphia

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Authorities are investigating a robbery that targeted a post office in Northeast Philadelphia. (WPVI)

Federal authorities say they have 32-year-old Antwain Tomlin in custody in connection with a robbery that targeted a post office in Northeast Philadelphia.

It happened around 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the post office in the 6300 block of Castor Avenue.

Police say Tomlin held up the post office demanding money.

"At the most, all that they're going to get is some stamps, very minimal money, maybe some money orders," Reginal Wade Jr. of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said.

The post office is a federal facility and robbing it comes with mandatory federal prison time if caught.

This is the second time this post office was hit.



Back in August, a gunman walked out with some cash. He is still on the run.

Anyone with information is asked to call the US Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.

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