MIAMI (WSVN) - Postal inspectors passed out reward fliers to help find the person responsible for an armed robbery of a postal worker’s keys in Miami.
Inspectors canvassed the area near the 200 block of Northeast 59th Street in the Little Haiti neighborhood, Wednesday, hoping to find answers that can help bring the robber to justice.
“We have a lot of missions, but our number one mission is the safety of all of our employees,” said Postal Inspector Ivan Ramirez. “When someone comes up to them and commits such a heinous crime, we take it very seriously. Everything takes a back seat.”
The robbery happened Saturday at around 2:30 p.m.
Investigators said the subject held up the letter carrier at gunpoint and then stole her keys.
“She, of course, complied, turned over the keys, and that’s what they were after, and of course, they fled the scene,” said Ramirez.
Ramirez said the robbery usually comes down to identity theft.
“Identity theft doesn’t happen because they steal your mail, per se,” Ramirez said. “It usually happens more online, or maybe at your school, or maybe at your physician’s office. They’ll get information like that, but when they apply for services, merchant credit cards, benefits, what have you. Now, it’s gotta be mailed somewhere. ‘We need to mail it somewhere,’ so if they have a good address, it’s going to go to that good address, ‘and now I need access to it, and if that good address has a lock box, I need a key.’”
Inspectors are hoping someone may recognize the black Chevrolet Camaro they said the suspect drove off in and can help bring him to justice.
“Without the public’s assistance, without your assistance, there’s no way we would be able to solve this as quickly as we’re hoping to do so,” Ramirez said.
If you have any information on this robbery, call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455. You may be eligible for a reward of up to $20,000.
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