We are used to seeing a number of delivery fails caught on camera these days, however, a more troubling event took place when a video showed a USPS postal carrier robbed at gunpoint in Raleigh, Memphis, Tennessee.
The incident took place on Thursday just before 2 pm on Green Hall Way in Memphis. USPS has shared footage of a resident’s Ring doorbell camera which caught the incident. The robber can be seen leaving a white Chrysler 300C before approaching the USPS mail carrier.
As he approaches he can be heard asking if they have the mail for this area before pulling a gun on the USPS worker who appears to be female and pushing her up against her delivery truck.
Postal Carrier Robbed – USPS Property Stolen
In the upsetting video featuring the postal carrier robbed at gunpoint, the robber can be heard asking the mail carrier multiple times “where is it?” before appearing to take something from the letter carrier’s pocket and fleeing back to the car which speeds away thanks to a getaway driver.
It is unclear what was stolen and USPS in a statement just said that it was ‘USPS property’ and they confirmed that no actual mail was stolen.
The suspect has been described as a man with brown eyes, a medium complexion, approximately 5′6″ to 5′8″ tall, with a medium build, and weighing approximately 170 pounds. The suspect was wearing a long-sleeve navy Adidas top with stripes running from one elbow across the shoulder to the other elbow, black saggy pants, white tennis shoes, and a mask.
According to MPD data, within the past 90 days, there have been almost 40 crimes within half a mile of this location.
Any act which results in a postal carrier robbed is a federal crime that can carry a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest, and any information can be reported by calling 877-876-2455 or find out more information on the USPS Inspector general website https://www.uspsoig.gov/investigations
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