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Update: Arrest Made in Armed Robbery of USPS Letter Carrier

Update! From the Richmond Police Department

Arrest Made in Armed Robbery of USPS Letter Carrier

First Precinct officers and detectives from the Richmond Police Department have made an arrest in the armed robbery of a United States Postal Service letter carrier.

After detectives developed a suspect from information provided by a witness, officers assigned to a walking unit in the Creighton Court community observed the suspect yesterday at approximately 5:30 p.m. in the 2000 block of Creighton Road and detained him. The suspect, a juvenile male, confessed to the robbery and was charged with robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service had offered a reward of up to a $5,000for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect – and that organization will make the determination on the reward outcome.

 

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The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to a $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect who robbed a United States Postal Service letter carrier in Richmond this week.

At approximately 11:45 a.m., on Monday, August 20, a postal worker was delivering mail in the 3400 block of R Street in the Oakwood neighborhood. A male approached the letter carrier, brandished a firearm and robbed the postal worker of cash. The suspect fled on a blue mountain bike. There were no injuries.

The suspect is described as a black male, 18-23 years of age, 5’9″ with a thin build and short hair. The suspect was wearing a white tank top and dark-colored basketball shorts.

Richmond Police Department detectives ask anyone with information about the identity of this suspect to call First Precinct Detective A. Partain at (804) 646-1290 or call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455 or Crime Stoppers at (804) 780-1000.

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MJR
MJR
1 year ago

I guess the postal carrier must have been gentrifying the neighborhood with letters and junk mail…

Kathi Sanders
Kathi Sanders
1 year ago

What the heck!! Who robs a post person??!!

Tanya Zebroski
Tanya Zebroski
1 year ago

Not very bright kid! Must not know a postal worker is a federal employee! Glad worker is ok! Thats a great thing. Hope u all have a wonderful weekend, getting ready for sugery soon, still no help, but gods and my kids and man got me always.

Christina Mitchell
Christina Mitchell
1 year ago

This happened on the 20th. Why did it take 3 days to get out to the public! That’s part of the problem where is our community policing?

MamaSense
MamaSense
1 year ago

There’s no excuse for this.

25th Street Michael
25th Street Michael
1 year ago

gotta agree with
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Eric S. Huffstutler
Eric S. Huffstutler
1 year ago

Wow… the world is getting crazier every day.

This is not a local or even state but a Federal Crime and he is in some deep doo doo.

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