Law enforcement offered a reward up to $50,000 Thursday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of a man who robbed a post office in Encino the previous week.
The incident happened at the post office on 4930 Balboa Ave. around 10:45 a.m. on Feb. 8, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Officials said a white man in his mid-20s to late 30s was armed with a handgun while he robbed the facility.
Authorities released surveillance video of the incident, which shows the man displaying what seems to be a weapon to a postal service employee after handing over a plastic bag.
He told the worker that he had 20 seconds to give him everything he had or he would shoot, said Tosha Dennis, a spokeswoman for U.S. Postal Inspection Service. The employee handed him cash, and the robber walked away, the surveillance video showed.
That's when the postal office worker alerted a customer that he had been robbed, Dennis said.
The man wore a gray hat, black jacket, blue jeans and sunglasses. He's described as having dark hair and a clean-cut beard, 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighing around 150 pounds.
Robbery of a U.S. post office is a federal crime and offenders could face fines and imprisonment for up to 25 years, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service noted in a statement.
The agency did not provide further details about the incident.
Anyone with information can call 877-876-2455, press two and refer to case 2577864.