MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The U S Postal Service describes a suspect wanted for robbery and attempted robbery of three mail carriers in Hickory Hill and southeast Shelby County as armed and dangerous.
The crimes happened Monday within a five-mile radius of each other. While no carriers were injured, letters and parcels were stolen.
The Postal Service is offering a $50,000 reward in hopes of catching the suspect before someone is hurt.
Home security camera video provided by the U.S. Postal Service Inspectors shows a white Ford Fusion pull next to a letter carrier van Monday on Hallshire Cove in southeast Memphis. The driver of the Ford pulls a pistol and robs the carrier of parcels.
It’s believed the same armed suspect driving the same Ford robbed a carrier on Silver Chalice Drive and attempted to rob a mail carrier on Kings Grant Cove. All three crimes in happened in broad daylight.
The crimes are a federal offense, and whoever is responsible could face a sentence of up to a 25 years.
Friday, mail carrier Aaliyah Douglas was on her route near Kirby Parkway. She said the robberies weigh heavy on her mind.
“I’m just working at a fast pace so I can get done before dark,” she said.
Douglas, a mail carrier for seven years, is doing everything she can to stay safe.
If you have any information about this incident, please contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (say “Law Enforcement”) or the Memphis Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH (2274).
Please reference USPIS Case Number 3525680-ROBB. All information will be kept strictly confidential.