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Canada Post worker attacked, robbed by 4 in south Edmonton

A Canada Post truck is parked at a sorting centre in Montreal, Friday, July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz A Canada Post truck is parked at a sorting centre in Montreal, Friday, July 8, 2016. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz
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A postal worker was taken to hospital Thursday evening after she was attacked and robbed by four people in south Edmonton.

Police were called to the area of 48 Avenue and 104 A Street at 5:35 p.m.

"It was reported to police that a postal worker was approached by four males who threw powder in her face and stole her mail keys," Carolin Maran told CTV News Edmonton.

"One of the suspects also reportedly presented a knife. The suspects then fled the scene on foot."

Officers and a canine searched the area but did not make any arrests.

Police did not specify what the powder was but said the victim's injuries were not life threatening.

A spokesperson for Canada Post said the organization is aware of the incident but would not confirm whether or not any mail was stolen.

"We are grateful for the assistance of the members of the public who called Edmonton Police Service, and they responded quickly to the scene," Lisa Liu wrote.

"The incident is currently under investigation by Edmonton Police Service, so it would not be appropriate to comment further on the matter."

         

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