Federal officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information after armed suspects robbed a letter carrier in Minneapolis.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), which is the law enforcement arm of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS), says the incident happened on the 3000 block of North 4th Street at about 4:15 p.m. on July 13.
“We get the packages stolen from porches and maybe somebody goes inside the trucks but I’ve never heard of a mail carrier being robbed," U.S. Postal Inspector Charlie Adams told WCCO.
USPIS public information officer Rachel Williams told Bring Me The News they believe at least three suspects were involved.
The letter carrier wasn't injured and USPIS continues to investigate what contents were removed from the letter carrier's vehicle, Williams added.
The suspects were driving a four-door sedan (pictured above), USPIS says.
Anyone with information about the armed robbery is asked to contact USPIS at 1-877-876-2455 (say "law enforcement" and reference case No. 3421717).
No other details have been released.
Note: The details provided in this story are based on law enforcement’s latest version of events, and may be subject to change.