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Rock Hill post office robbed Friday

Rock Hill's main post office was robbed Friday evening, marking its second robbery since 2006, officials said.

Now, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people involved in the armed robbery, according to a release issued Saturday evening.

Around 6:40 p.m. Friday, a masked person with a handgun robbed the post office at 206 S. Wilson St., the release notes.

"No one was injured during the robbery," said Lt. Jerry Waldrop of the Rock Hill Police Department.

The release does not note how many employees were in the post office during the robbery.

The person or people responsible for the robbery, a federal crime, could face up to a 25 years in jail, Inspector Justin Crooks said.

Friday's robbery marks the second time in two years that the South Wilson Street post office has been robbed. Minutes after 6 p.m. on May 31, 2006, two post al workers were unloading a truck behind the post office when two gunmen approached and ordered them out of the truck, according to Herald archives.

The men took three bags of money and fled. Authorities later charged four Chester men for their roles in the robbery, The Herald reported.

No specific details were available on the most recent robbery.

Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455; the Rock Hill Police Department at 329-7211 or CrimeStoppers of York County at 1-877-409-4321.

Toya Graham • 329-4062

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