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Armed Robbery Investigation, 4171 Hessen Cassel Road, US Post Office-Diplomat Station, Dec. 19, 2012

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For Immediate Release: December 19, 2012
Office of Public Information, (260) 427-1343
City of Fort Wayne Police Department


Armed Robbery Investigation


Date / Time of Incident: December 19, 2012 / 3:33 p.m.
Location of Incident: 4171 Hessen Cassel Road
Victim: United States Post Office, Diplomat Station
Loss: Undetermined


Fort Wayne, Ind - On Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at approximately 3:33 p.m. the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to 4171 Hessen Cassel Road, site of the US Post Office-Diplomat Station, on a report of an armed robbery in progress.  A post office employee contacted 911 reporting that two subjects came into the station, and that both were wearing masks and both were armed with guns.  The employee further reported that she and other employees retreated to a safe location inside the office, and that the armed suspects were still inside.  Further information received indicated that customers were also present when the incident occurred and were still inside the post office. While officers were on the scene, one person surrendered to police identifying herself as a customer.


A perimeter was immediately established and multiple apartment units in a nearby apartment complex were evacuated. The Emergency Services Team (EST) and Crisis Response Team (CRT) were called to the scene to assist in the investigation.  The Emergency Services Team approached, made entry, and rescued four employees from inside the post office.  A subsequent search of the entire facility revealed that no other persons were inside the building.


There were no reports of shots fired and there were no injuries reported at the scene.  The two armed robbery suspects remain at large at this time.  Investigators are currently interviewing witnesses for further information in this ongoing armed robbery investigation of the US Post Office-Diplomat Station.  Hessen Cassel Road at Mckinnie Avenue was closed to traffic until approximately 6:30 p.m.


This is a combined investigation by the City of Fort Wayne Police Department and the U.S. Postal Inspector.  There is nothing further at this time.


Raquel Foster

Public Information Officer

City of Fort Wayne Police Department


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