DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of two subjects who robbed a letter carrier at gunpoint in Deerfield Beach.
The armed robbery occurred at the 4200 block of Northeast First Terrace, at around 11:10 a.m., Saturday.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service describes one of the subjects as standing 5 feet, 5 inches tall and wearing dark clothing, white gloves and a hoodie sweater that covered his entire head and part of his face at the time of the robbery.
The mail carrier was approached by the subjects who demanded they hand over the mail key.
Inspectors said the post office workers in that area do not carry mail keys.
The robbers then demanded that the mail carrier hand over all the mail they had, including envelopes and packages.
“He was brandishing a weapon, and he demanded the carrier turn over his keys,” said Postal Inspector Ivan Ramirez. “Little did he know that in a route such as a residential area, our carriers don’t necessarily have keys. I guess, not to call it a complete loss, he decided to steal several trays of mail along with some packages.”
The subjects fled the scene in a newer model Chevrolet Camaro that’s dark blue and had a barcode sticker on the rear passenger side window. They describe the vehicle’s license plate as orange or gold, which may signify that the subjects are possibly from out of state.
If you have any information regarding the armed robbery, call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.
You may also send an anonymous tip to Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.
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