The United States Postal Service (USPS) is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to the arrest of a robber who stole a mailbox master key from a mail carrier in Boston, Massachusetts. According to a police report, the incident occurred on October 18 outside 15 Stonecrest Rd. in Mattapan. The victim, a mail carrier, reported that the robber approached him from behind, grabbed him by the neck, and pointed a gun at his head. The robber demanded the mailbox key, which the victim handed over without sustaining any injuries.
After taking the key, the robber fled the scene towards Livermore Street. Despite a search by officers, the suspect was not found. However, a resident provided security footage showing the suspect approaching the victim around 2:25 p.m. The footage revealed that the suspect was wearing a black hoodie, dark-colored pants, and white sneakers.
The victim described the robber as a tall Black man in his mid to late 20s. He was also wearing a blue face mask and carrying a gray handgun. In response to the incident, USPS is offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the robber.
This robbery is part of a series of similar incidents involving mail carriers in various locations, including Lowell, Massachusetts. The USPS has been working with law enforcement agencies to address these crimes and ensure the safety of its employees.