Fake Mailman Dupes, Robs Woman

The heist happened at a home in Northeast Philadelphia when a woman answered the door for a man who was dressed as a postal worker

By Karen Araiza
|  Tuesday, Jul 17, 2012  |  Updated 5:47 PM EDT
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Police say a man dressed as a mailman forced his way into a home in Northeast Philadelphia and stole over $2,000 in cash and jewelry. NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports.

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Police say a man dressed as a mailman forced his way into a home in Northeast Philadelphia and stole over $2,000 in cash and jewelry. NBC10's Rosemary Connors reports.

A woman in Northeast Philadelphia answered her door this morning for a guy she thought was the mailman. He turned out to be a robber, forcing his way inside and stealing over $2,000 in cash and jewelry, police tell NBC10.

The victim told police the man was dressed in full postal uniform and wearing a safari hat. He told her he had a package to deliver. That was about 9:30 this morning.

The victim lives in the 1800 block of Nester in the Bustleton neighborhood. The postal worker impersonator fled with the goods. The victim was not hurt.


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