By Kelsey Kushner

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The United States Postal Inspection Service along with Baltimore police are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed a US Postal Service Letter Carrier while they were delivering mail in Baltimore on Monday.

It happened in the 2700 block of West Mosher Street at around 6:10 p.m. The suspect fled in the carrier’s USPS vehicle, a Dodge Sprinter van with official USPS markings. The mailman was not hurt.

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“The safety and security of postal workers out making their deliveries is paramount,” Michael Martel, a spokesperson for the Postal Inspection Service, said.

Investigators have yet to identify a motive but put out a poster offering a reward of up to $50,000 in exchange for information leading to an arrest and conviction.

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Martel said they just want justice for the victim.

“They’re out there on the front lines right now delivering for the American public,” Martel said. “Every carrier should be able to make their rounds unimpeded by crime.”

Postal Inspectors have found the vehicle, but not the suspect. He is described as a 5’6″ tall man, last seen wearing a black hoodie and face mask.

Anyone who has information regarding this crime is urged to contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (say “Law Enforcement”) and reference case number 3238468. All information will be kept confidential.

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This story was originally published on November 18, 2020.

Kelsey Kushner