Updated: 4:34 p.m. Feb. 26, 2014
Posted: 7:24 p.m. Feb. 25, 2014
WASHINGTON (CBSDC) — A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier was seriously beaten and robbed Tuesday afternoon in Northeast Washington, police say.
Two masked men carrying guns approached a man delivering mail in the 100 block of Webster Street NE around 4 p.m. Tuesday, according to D.C. Police. The men allegedly forced the mailman into the back of his mail truck, where they assaulted and robbed him, before tying him up and fleeing the scene.
The mailman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from a local hospital, police say.
The suspects are identified as black males, between 20-30 years old, with medium builds and weighing between 165 and 175 pound. They were last seen driving a tan-colored, late 1980s to early 1990s model conversion van.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects. Anyone with information about this incident to call 877-876-2455.
Postal Inspectors and D.C. Police are conducting a joint investigation.