USPS mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in Melrose, Massachusetts

Authorities are searching for two people who robbed a United States Postal Service employee at gunpoint in Melrose, Massachusetts.The US Postal Inspection Service said the USPS letter carrier was delivering mail in the Orchard Lane area when they were approached by two armed suspects at about 3 pm Saturday.According to the USPIS, the suspects brandished weapons and robbed the letter carrier before fleeing on foot.”She’s very nice, very friendly. She sometimes gives the dogs treats when she comes to the door,” said a man who lives in the neighborhood where the robbery happened. “She’s been our carrier for several years. I see her every day. I heard she was about two weeks away from retirement.” case is being investigated by the US Postal Inspection Service and the Melrose Police Department. The US Postal Inspection Service takes the safety of USPS employees seriously,” reads a statement from the USPIS.Investigators shared a video clip from a home security camera that shows the suspects walking toward the scene of the crime and another video clip that shows them running away from the scene of the crime.A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in the case.Anyone with information about the armed robbery is asked to call 1-877-876-2455, say “law enforcement” and reference Case No. 3927109. The USPIS said all information will be kept confidential.

Authorities are searching for two people who robbed a United States Postal Service employee at gunpoint in Melrose, Massachusetts.

The US Postal Inspection Service said the USPS letter carrier was delivering mail in the Orchard Lane area when they were approached by two armed suspects at about 3 pm Saturday.

According to the USPIS, the suspects brandished weapons and robbed the letter carrier before fleeing on foot.

“She’s very nice, very friendly. She sometimes gives the dogs treats when she comes to the door,” said a man who lives in the neighborhood where the robbery happened. “She’s been our carrier for several years. I see her every day. I heard she was about two weeks away from retirement.”

Armed robbery of a USPS employee is a federal offense and is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

“This case is being investigated by the US Postal Inspection Service and the Melrose Police Department. The US Postal Inspection Service takes the safety of USPS employees seriously,” reads a statement from the USPIS.

Investigators shared a video clip from a home security camera that shows the suspects walking toward the scene of the crime and another video clip that shows them running away from the scene of the crime.

A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects in the case.

Anyone with information about the armed robbery is asked to call 1-877-876-2455, say “law enforcement” and reference Case No. 3927109. The USPIS said all information will be kept confidential.

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