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Sep 4, 2013 2:45 PM by Associated Press

Texan Gets Prison for Trying to Rob Post Office

BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) - An East Texas man has been sentenced to nearly three years in prison for trying to rob a U.S. Postal Service office last fall.

Federal prosecutors in Beaumont on Wednesday announced the sentence for 30-year-old Keith DeWayne Bailey of Lufkin.

Bailey in June pleaded guilty to post office robbery in the incident last Oct. 1 in Woodville, about 50 miles northwest of Beaumont. He received a 33-month prison term.

Investigators say Bailey entered the post office, handed a worker a note claiming to have a concealed weapon and demanded money.

The worker went to the back of the post office and gave the note to a supervisor - but Bailey fled before getting any cash. The postal employee called 911 and described Bailey, who was arrested a few blocks away.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


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