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Postman robbed at gunpoint while delivering mail

ATLANTA (CBS46) -

Atlanta Police Department's crime scene unit showed up at the post office on Sunset Avenue after someone robbed a mailman at gunpoint Monday.

Yuland Burns is a spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Service.

"Of course he's shaken up, as anyone would be, but he was not physically injured," said Burns.

It happened at about 1 p.m. Burns said the carrier was delivering mail on his route along Joseph E. Boone Boulevard.

"They did not take any mail, so the mail will be delivered and it is safe and secure. They only robbed him of personal property," said Burns.

Burns said the thief took the man's cell phone and a small amount of cash.

"We advise them to not carry any cash on them, so they do not have a lot of valuable property on them. Who knows the reason why criminals do what they do," said Burns.

Police have a very vague description of the armed man.

"Whomever is responsible will be brought to justice and we will seek punishment for those. It is a federal crime to interfere with the delivery of the U.S. mail and to interfere or harm postal employees," said Burns.

The postal service is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible. If you know anything, call 877-876-2455.

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