$50K reward offered after mail carrier robbed in NE Portland

Published: Mar. 14, 2023 at 8:33 AM PDT
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PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) - The United States Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward for information that leads to the arrest of a man who robbed a mail carrier in northeast Portland last week.

The robbery occurred in the 5600 block of Northeast Church Street on March 8, at about 1:05 p.m. Portland police say the mail carrier told officers an unknown man walked up to her and demanded the keys to mailboxes. The suspect threatened her with violence unless she complied and she gave him several keys. The mail carrier also said the suspect demanded keys to her vehicle but she refused and he left the area.

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USPIS described the suspect as a Black man, 20 to 30 years old, 6 feet 2 inches tall, thin build, wearing a tan track suit with a hood, bright white new tennis shoes, and a yellow disposable surgical mask.

The USPIS is offering a reward of up to $50,000 in this case. Anyone with information about the robbery or suspect is asked to contact the USPIS at 1-877-876-2455, say “law enforcement” and reference case number 3988904.