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$50-thousand reward offered after Tukwila mail carrier robbed at gunpoint

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TUKWILA, Wash – A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon outside an apartment complex in Tukwila.

The USPS said it is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the robber.

Officials said the letter carrier was outside an apartment complex at 5715 S. 152nd Place when a man approached with a gun. The letter carrier wasn’t hurt, but the gunman did get away with an undisclosed amount of mail.

Here’s the description of the gunman as released by the USPS:

Asian male in his early 20s, approximately 5’5” with medium build, no facial hair. Suspect was wearing a black stocking cap, royal blue sweatshirt, dark athletic pants, and black athletic shoes.

Anyone with information regarding this robbery is asked to call (877) 876-2455 (option 2).

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2 comments

  • Joe

    He's as good as captured, there is no honor among thieves and 50 thousand is guaranteed to get his buddies to go collect said cash, easy doe.

  • warthog6

    If I knew anything, I'd definitely turn him in. That being said, the situation's probably not as alarming as it seems. I live in the same neighborhood, and I wouldn't be surprised if someone pulling a gun on the mailman is just a frustrated customer trying to get at his mail. The only thing our mailman can be trusted with is junk mail. He crams it full of garbage so on the rare occasion he delivers mail, it gets lost in the hundreds of pages of advertisements. There's no outgoing box. They NEVER deliver to the door when they're supposed to. Mail disappears without a trace. They only give tracking numbers IF it's delivered. If it disappears, there's no tracking. That can't be an accident. Calling to complain does absolutely no good–even when someone answers. How a public institution's phone just rings forever if nobody answers is a genuine curiosity. I've had to get a UPS mailbox just to avoid blowing out a pupil from the anger stroke they've been building me up to for over 2 years now. USPS is totally worthless.

    I'm astonished my mailman doesn't have a gun put in his face a hundred times a day. Forcing customers every single day to wade neck-deep in junkmail for mail that never arrives will likely have that effect. In all seriousness, I would not really want my mailman shot, but I do very, very much, want him to be mistaken for a trashbin by the garbage man, and get thrown in a landfill somewhere and get recycled with the rest of the garbage the USPS has made their stock in trade.

    If you know any really evil garbage men, tell them if they don't mend their ways, when they die they'll be reincarnated as mailmen.