After being threatened with guns, two mail couriers became victims of a robbery that has prompted an investigation. According to the authorities, two young men who are believed to be in their early 20s and approximately 6 feet tall are being investigated as possible suspects.
2 USPS Mail Robbed
On December 7, law enforcement officials with the United States Postal Inspection Service said that the first robbery occurred in the 2500 block of Yorktown Street before 3 o’clock in the afternoon. The second heist occurred around two and a half hours later in the same location, the 900 block of Century Plaza.
What Eyewitness Told
Eyewitness News obtained further information from a representative who did not want to go on camera, but revealed that the suspects fled the scene in a black Nissan Altima that they had carjacked earlier in the day. Eyewitness News did not go on camera to report this information. According to the conducted interviews with residents of both of the communities who were affected by the occurrences. They each described their separate locations as having a peaceful and unruffled atmosphere.
A person can face up to 25 years in federal prison for robbing a letter carrier for the United States Postal Service while armed. The United States Postal Service has announced that they will pay a reward of up to fifty thousand dollars for any information that leads to the capture and conviction of the robbery offenders. They request that anyone who may have any information regarding the occurrences get in touch with the United States Postal Inspection Service.
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Robbers were Two Teenagers
According to the police, the victim, who was a UPS mail carrier, told them that two youths robbed him at gunpoint while he was delivering mail on Newbury Street in Hartford. The robbery took place while the victim was delivering mail. According to the authorities, two teenagers approached the man, pulled out a revolver, and demanded that he hand over the keys to the delivery van.
The victim cooperated with the demands of the two juvenile suspects, but the adult suspect who was armed hit him in the head with the weapon. According to the authorities, the two juveniles drove away in a silver sedan and did not steal the vehicle before leaving the area. The altercation resulted in the mail carrier sustaining some minor head injuries, according to the police.
USPS Gives The Statement
ABC13 attempted to contact representatives from the USPS for their thoughts on the incident. They have provided ABC13 with a statement, which can be read in part as follows: “The United States Postal Inspection Service’s primary responsibility includes the protection of postal workers. Even though the number of robberies committed by carriers is statistically quite low in contrast to the amount of interactions carriers have with the general public, whenever a robbery does take place, it receives the highest level of response and attention possible.”
USPS Giving $50,000 For Help
Both of the suspects are described as being Black males in their late teens or early 20s, with lean bodies, standing roughly 6 feet and 6 feet 2 inches tall, respectively, and wearing wave hats. The suspects made their getaway in a Nissan Altima that had four doors and was black in colour. They had stolen the vehicle earlier in the day.
Later on same day, the vehicle was found on the 2300 block of Bammelwood Drive in the 77014 zip code of Houston, Texas. The United States Postal Service is offering a reward of $50,000 in the hopes that it would assist in identifying the individuals responsible for the string of thefts that occurred in a single day.
Between November 2021 and December 2022, the Postal Service stated that there were six thefts that occurred in various municipalities around the state. It was stated that the automobiles were stolen in West Haven on November 11, 2021, as well as in Hartford on March 3, Waterbury on September 30, Middletown on November 1, Greenwich on November 10, and Stamford on December 7, 2021.