Man charged for robbery at Richmond Heights Post Office

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ST. LOUIS – A 38-year-old St. Louis man was indicted Thursday in connection with last month’s robbery of the Richmond Heights Post Office.

According to the US Attorney’s Office, the robbery occurred December 6 at approximately 5:40 p.m. at the building on S. Big Bend Boulevard. The post office was closed but some employees were still there.

The defendant, identified as Dywane Upchurch, entered the building armed with a 9mm pistol and stole approximately $8,800 in cash. No employees were harmed during the robbery.

Upchurch was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm, assault with a dangerous weapon in the furtherance of a crime, and violent crimes stemming from the robbery.

If convicted, Upchurch faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on the firearm possession charge, 25 years and a $250,000 fine on the assault charge, and 5 years on the violent crimes charge.

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