Update! From the Richmond Police Department
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.