Man arrested in assault, robbery of Hartford post office employee

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Surveillance image of robbery at Barry Square Post Office in Hartford

HARTFORD–A suspect has been arrested after a postal worker was attacked and robbed at the Barry Square Post Office in Hartford.

Dion Edward Thompson, 37, formerly of East Hartford, was charged with robbery of a postal employee and theft of government property.

The incident occurred in September 2014. The employee was loading a postal vehicle parked in the loading dock when two masked men, one of whom was armed with a gun, approached the worker and took $21,817 in cash, checks and money orders.

Each charge carries a maximum prison term of 10 years.

Thompson is currently incarcerated in Colorado for separate charges.