Yoncalla, OR (KMTR) A post office was robbed at gunpoint Thursday night, now police are looking for a suspect. They say a man wearing a ski mask walked into the Yoncalla post office, pointed a gun at an employee, and demanded cash.
Officials say the suspect took an undisclosed amount of money and ran off. The Postal Inspection Service was called down from Portland. The federal agency is working with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. They're offering up to a 50,000 dollar reward for information leading to a suspect.
The employee wasn't hurt, and even showed up to work the next day.
“Anytime we have a crime like this we devote as many resources as possible,” says Shannon Hall with the Postal Inspection Service, “and work very closely with the locals to try and resolve these incidents.”
Residents were shocked that such a brazen crime would happen in their small community. Resident David King says “I wouldn't expect it in this little town, but I love this little town, and a couple of incidents aren’t going to change my mind.”
The suspect is believed to be a thin white man, who's about 5’11”, 150 pounds, and in his late twenties or thirties.
Inspectors consider the suspect armed and dangerous. They warn to take no action to apprehend the suspect yourself. If you think see him, just call U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 503-793-0176 or 503-793-5899 or the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office at 541-957-2099.