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Posted at 12:38 PM ET, 12/28/2010

Postal worker robbed in Va.

By Maria Glod

A postal delivery man was robbed at gunpoint in Virginia's hunt country Monday and locked inside the rear of his truck for about 15 minutes before a passerby heard him yelling and freed him, Loudoun County sheriff's officials said.

The 27-year-old contract worker arrived at the Middleburg Post Office on West Washington Street about 6 p.m. Monday and was unloading his truck when he was approached by a masked man with a gun, authorities said.

The gunman was accompanied by another man, police said.

Authorities said the men took the victim's cell phone and locked him inside the rear of the truck. The victim said postal bags and other items were stolen.

The armed suspect is described as black, 5-foot-10 inches tall with a medium build. He was wearing a mask and hood. The second suspect is described as a white, about 5-foot-10 to 6-foot tall with a thin build.

Loudoun County Sheriff's investigators are working the case along with the Middleburg Police Department and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Loudoun County Sheriff's investigator M. Bush at 703-777-0475 or the 24-hour U.S. Postal Inspection Service Hotline at 1-877-876-2455.

By Maria Glod  | December 28, 2010; 12:38 PM ET
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Looks like even the rich and famous parts of "Low down" County are not immune to robberies! Hope the mail carrier was okay.

Posted by: Googlepup | December 28, 2010 2:28 PM | Report abuse

The robbers were black? Must be some mistake. Obama and Holder say blacks can't commit crimes..

Posted by: wewintheylose | December 29, 2010 1:28 AM | Report abuse

One robber was black and the other white (helps if you actually read the article for reasons that have nothing to do with petty prejudice) Both robbers are losers!

Posted by: UnknownHenson | December 29, 2010 7:23 AM | Report abuse

Six months down the road:

"So, your registered, insured package was stolen in a robbery? Oh, yes, I remember that incident. Tell me this: was your package marked 'Do Not Steal At Gunpoint'? No? Well, I'm sorry, we can't help you."

Posted by: Godfather_of_Goals | December 29, 2010 8:35 AM | Report abuse

wewintheylose...please, please tell me when Obama and Holder made that statement. I would just love to hear that for myself.

UnknownHenson, I would tend to agree with you my friend.

Posted by: kimnealctr | December 29, 2010 8:37 AM | Report abuse

wewintheylose wrote;The robbers were black?

Did you read the article? Okay maybe your are eduacted in VA schools.

Posted by: ggant | December 29, 2010 8:56 AM | Report abuse

ggant wrote:
wewintheylose wrote;The robbers were black?

Did you read the article? Okay maybe your are eduacted in VA schools.

When you're racist, all you recognize is one color.

Posted by: BlkPwr | December 29, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

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