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Update: Arrest Made in Armed Robbery of USPS Letter Carrier

08/24/2018 6:00 AM by

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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Original Story

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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