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Man charged with trying to rob post office at Fort Worth Stockyards

Fort Worth police release 2018 crime stats

In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.
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In 2018, the number of Crimes Against Persons dipped 5.3 percent compared to 2017, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

A man tried to rob a post office at the Fort Worth Stockyards in March, according to charges filed Thursday.

Martin Frederick Kelly was charged with trying to rob an Ellis Avenue post office on March 15. According to investigators, he went into the front lobby of the post office and walked up to the window clerk.

Kelly handed the clerk a note that said, “This is a robbery. Give me all the money. No change please. Don’t take this personally. I just want the post office money,” according to charging documents.

The clerk retreated to the back of the post office and told her supervisor the office was being robbed and to call 911. The supervisor had all the employees leave through the back of the building and called police.

When Fort Worth police arrived, they found Kelly inside the front lobby at the window counter and arrested him.

Kelly was formally charged May 9.

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