Reward offered for information after USPS letter carrier robbed in Randolph

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 to catch a suspect who robbed a letter carrier in Randolph.

Just before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, a USPS letter carrier was delivering mail in the vicinity of Canton Street when they were approached from behind by the suspect, according to officials. The suspect robbed the letter carrier before fleeing on foot.

This is a similar scene to the mail carrier robbery in Melrose back in December when two 16-year-olds pointed an airsoft pistol at the female postal worker and demanded for the keys to the postal boxes.

There was also another similar incident in Peabody about a month later in January when a man ran up to a mail carrier and threatened to shoot if he didn’t hand over the keys.

Luckily, the mail carriers were not injured in any of these cases.

This case is being investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Randolph Police Department.

Anyone with information is urged to call 1-877-876-2455, say, “law enforcement,” and reference case No. 3989020.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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