Bronx post office robbed of more than $100K

An armed robber got away with more than $100,000 and 1,000 blank money orders from a Bronx post office, according to the NYPD

However, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, which is leading the investigation with help from the NYPD and FBI, wouldn't confirm any details of the incident.

The robber walked up to a 56-year-old U.S. postal worker in front of 1163 Castle Hill Ave. in Unionport at about 7:15 a.m. on Tuesday, the NYPD said, and hit her in the head with a black gun.

Her husband, who had walked away after she got to work, heard her screaming and ran back.

The gunman told them "Don't be stupid" and ordered them to let him into the post office, police said.

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Two U.S. postal inspectors outside a U.S. Post Office in the Bronx, N.Y., Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022. (FOX 5 NY Photo)

They handed over the cash and 10 boxes of blank money orders, police said. The thief also demanded a printer for the money orders before taking off.

Security camera video from a nearby business shows a woman and a man walking across the street toward the post office Tuesday morning.

The NYPD said the man is the woman's husband. He is seen in the video walking away, presumably as his wife starts work. 

The video then shows someone running toward the victim. The husband then runs over to help her. Then the video shows the suspect forcing them into the post office. 

The robber then walks out with what looks like a big bag a short time after, video shows. 

The New York City Police Department described the robber as a Black man wearing all-black clothing and a full-face mask. There were reports that the man was wearing a Squid Game mask but police could not confirm that.

The thief drove away in an older-model white minivan, cops said. 

Police said the female postal worker was treated at the scene for minor injuries. 

However, several hours later a U.S. postal inspector said no employees or customers were hurt.

"To protect the integrity of the investigation not releasing the minute details of how this happened," the U.S. postal inspector told reporters. "This is because as they are working to solve the crime details like that won’t be released to protect the integrity of the investigation."

With FOX 5 NY's Stephanie Bertini.