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Letter carrier robbed at Pontiac apartment complex

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Investigators say a letter carrier was robbed outside the North Hill Farms apartment complex in Pontiac Wednesday morning. A masked man approached the letter carrier, pulled out a weapon and is said to have taken the letter carrier's wallet and mail bag.

The incident happened near one resident's unit on Lantern Lane, Diane Ford. Ford says she didn't see anything, but was stunned when police told her what happened.

"What [are] you [going to] get? A bunch of, what, bills? Junk mail? That's all you're [going to] get. So, why rob the mailman? Let him do his job," says Ford.

The letter carrier eventually made his way to a nearby store and called for help.

VIDEO: Click on the video player above to watch Fox 2's Taryn Asher's report

Resident Sheri Turner found out what happened when the U.S. Postal Service put out a flier offering a ten thousand dollar reward for the arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

SUSPECT DESCRIPTION

- Black male
- Around 6 feet 6 inches tall, large build
- Aged around late teens or early 20s
- Braided hair
- Wearing brown Carhartt jacket and hat, Timberland boots and a black ski mask

If you have any information call the U.S. Postal Service or the Oakland County Sheriff's Department.

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