NEWPORT — Town police have a man in custody who they suspect attempted to rob the U.S. Postal Service office here Friday morning on Howard Boulevard.
Police Chief Jeff Clark told the News-Times the suspect is a middle-aged, white male who had no identification on him and no weapon has been recovered. He’s being held in the Newport Police Department until the U.S. Postal Inspector can arrive, as it would be a federal offense to attempt to rob a post office.
The suspect passed a note to a postal clerk that led that person to believe it was a robbery attempt, according to police.