Postal Carrier Robbed at Gunpoint
The US Postal Inspector is offering up to a $50,000 reward for information leading the arrest of the suspects.
WHEN: 4/25/2012 @ 11:05 a.m.
WHERE: 1101 River Cove Street East
VICTIM: USPS worker
SUSPECT 1: B/M, 17-27 years old, 6'1", 190 pounds, white tank top or Tshirt, jeans, dark baseball cap worn backwards, black backpack, armed with a black revolver
SUSPECT 2: B/M, 5'10", 230 pounds, white T-shirt, jeans, low cut hair
DETAILS: The victim was in his USPS mail truck, parked sorting through his mail, when he felt a gun to his side. Suspect #1 told him, "Don't move." The victim turned to look at the suspect. The suspect put the gun to his head and told him, "Don't look." The suspect told the victim to turn on the truck and drive. The suspect hopped onto the outside foot ledge of the truck and guided the victim to the area of Kodiak Springs and 19th Street. At this time, the suspect asked the victim, "Where are the checks?" The victim told him that they might be in the tray. The suspect ordered the victim to the back of the mail truck, grabbed the mail tray, dumped the mail into his black backpack and fled the scene. Suspect #2 was waiting for suspect #1 and they both fled west on Bird Street.
The Tampa Police and the Postal Inspector are investigating and working active leads.
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