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Springfield suspect to mail carrier: “4 quarters before I hurt you!”

A Springfield mail carrier told police she was delivering mail when a man robbed her of a dollar.

Police are still investigating the incident and no arrests have been made, according to a Springfield police report. Authorities began their investigation when they were called to the 800 block of West Main Street Monday in reference to a robbery.

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“(The mail carrier) stated she was delivering mail … when she witnessed the suspect leaning against a pole yelling at her,” the report says. “(The mail carrier) advised the male was attempting to get her attention with no luck. (She) then walked back to her postal vehicle and shut the door.”

The man then walked over the vehicle and started pounding on the passenger side window, the mail carrier said in the police report. He then allegedly opened the door, the report says.

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“(The mail carrier) advised the male then opened up the door, which she believed to be locked, and had his hand in the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt as if he was pointing something at her,” the reports says. “(the mail carrier) advised the male then demanded ‘four quarters before I hurt you!’”

The carrier gave the suspect the money, the report says, and the man fled the area.

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