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Armed Good Samaritan thwarts robber’s attempted robbery in quiet Chicago suburb: witness

An armed Good Samaritan foiled an attempted robbery of a postal worker in suburban Chicago, according to witnesses.

A witness who lives in the area told NBC Chicago of the incident in River Grove, Illinois, “I heard a bang, bang, and bang, bang, bang, bang, then my mom screamed, ‘Tell me it wasn’t bullets.’

Police said they responded to a neighborhood in the Village of River Grove around 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, where they discovered a U.S. Postal Service employee had been approached by an armed suspect who demanded his keys.

The mail carrier complied, but an armed witness intervened and opened fire on the suspect, according to witnesses who spoke to various local media outlets.

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Richard Street in River Grove, Illinois, where a postal worker was allegedly the victim of an attempted robbery. (Google Maps)

According to NBC Chicago, police said “words and shots were exchanged,” and “the male suspect ran back to the vehicle that knocked him over, and the vehicle fled northbound on River Road.”

A pair of sisters in the neighborhood said their mother took the postal worker home after the shooting and was upset by the incident.

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“My mom let the mailman into our house to see if he was OK, because she talks to him regularly. He’s always here,” the older of two sisters told NBC Chicago.

“He was very upset, very scared,” said the other sister.

USPS truck

A U.S. Postal Service truck leaves a postal facility in Chicago on August 15, 2019. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

The sisters said their neighborhood is usually quiet and they initially believed they heard fireworks, not gunshots.

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No one was injured during the robbery attempt or the shooting, and the mail car was not stolen.

Local police are working with the US Postal Inspection Service on the investigation.

Inspectors believe the four suspects were involved in the robbery attempt and are considered armed and dangerous.

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Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward to anyone with information that leads to an arrest.

Source by [Fox News]



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