The United States Postal Inspection Service is offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who robbed two postal officers at gunpoint in January.
According to reports, the robber targeted postal workers twice in the same neighborhood.
The first incident occurred on January 17 when the suspect held up a postman in the 1700 block of North Sayre Avenue, attempting to rob the man.
Another incident involving the suspect happened on January 31 when the suspect attempted to rob another postal official in the 1700 block of North New England Avenue.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is leading the investigation and is working with local law enforcement agencies to identify and apprehend the suspect.
Officials have released a description of the suspect, who is described as a black male, approximately 5’10” to 6’0″ in height, with a medium build.
In addition to the black fuzzy slippers, the suspect was reportedly wearing a black coat, grey hoodie, black pajama pants, and thick black glasses at the time of the robberies.
The safety of postal workers is a top priority for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and officials are urging anyone with information on the suspect’s identity or whereabouts to come forward.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service reminds the public to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity in their neighborhoods.
Anyone with information on the robberies or the suspect is asked to contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 or to submit a tip online at www.uspis.gov. All tips will be kept confidential.