UPDATE: (1:12 p.m.)—The Benson Post Office was robbed Saturday for the second time in less than six months and investigators believe the same person may be responsible for both.
Shortly before 11:30 a.m. Saturday, a man wielding a handgun walked into the Post Office branch, located at 108 Connolly Road, according to a release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office.
The armed man announced a robbery, jumped over the counter and stole an undetermined amount of cash then ran out of the building toward the 1800 block of Harford Road, the release states.
The robber is described as a white man wearing camouflage pants and shirt, sunglasses and a hat, police said.
Sheriff's deputies searched the area, but could not find a suspect. No injuries were reported in the robbery.
A similar robbery took place in December when a man wearing sunglasses walked into the Post Office, pulled a gun and demanded cash.
"We do believe there is a connection there," Edward Hopkins, spokesman for the sheriff's office, said Monday.
Postal authorities are assisting in the investigation, Hopkins added.
Anyone with information about the robbery can contact Det. Joe Peters, 410-836-5014. To remain anonymous, those with information can send a tip online or text Metro Crime Stoppers. For texting, send a message to 274637 (CRIMES) and start with "MCS" in the body. Qualifying tips that lead to a conviction may be eligible for a reward up to $2,000.
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