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Manhunt still under way
ECSO, postal inspectors search for armed robbers
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U.S. postal inspectors and Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies gather at the U.S. Post Office in Eden on Highway 80 after two men were reported to have robbed the post office and an employee there just before noon Wednesday. - photo by Photo by Pat Donahue

Authorities are continuing to look for two men suspected of robbing the Eden Post Office on Wednesday.

U.S. Postal Inspectors and Effingham County Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the reported armed robbery, which took place just before noon. According to an employee, two men, each wearing masks, jumped over the counter and forced the employee into a closet, said Effingham Chief Deputy Richard Bush.

The men were carrying firearms and took an undisclosed amount of cash. They also took items from the post office employee.

The suspects apparently ran out of the post office and to a car that was parked behind the post office. The canine unit from Savannah-Chatham Metro Police was called in, and the dogs tracked the suspects’ trail to where the car was believed to be waiting.

No one was hurt in the incident.

The suspects are being described as black males, between 5-foot-10 and 6 feet tall. One was said to be wearing a white mask and another was said to be wearing a red mask.

ECSO investigators, the ECSO crime scene unit and postal inspectors have been on the scene.

Postal inspectors and the ECSO have obtained video surveillance from a convenience store on Eldora Road in Bryan County, and a person in the video matches the description of one of the suspects.

The video was taken just prior to the incident at the post office.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Effingham County Sheriff’s Office at 754-3449.

“We want to get this crime solved,” said ECSO spokesman Detective David Ehsanipoor.

There is a reward of $2,000 for any information leading to the arrest of the suspects.