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Reward offered in USPS robbery case in Blytheville

(Source: U. S. Postal Inspection Service) (Source: U. S. Postal Inspection Service)
BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) -

Federal postal inspectors are offering a $50,000 reward for the arrest and conviction of a man suspected of trying to rob a United State Postal Service mail carrier in Blytheville.

The attempted robbery happened on Dec. 5 at around 11:45 a.m. in the 400-block of West Kentucky Street, according to the United State Postal Inspection Service.

The man tried to steal mail from the delivery truck and pulled a handgun on the mail carrier as he approached him, officials said, noting the man then fled the scene on foot.

He is described to be a black man, 6’ 1” to 6’ 2” tall, weighing 180 pounds. He was wearing black pants, a black hoodie, and a black ski mask.

Robbing a USPS employee is punishable by ten years in prison and if someone uses a dangerous weapon, such as a gun, increases the possible punishment to 25 years in prison.

Anyone with information on the case should call (501) 945-6717 or (877) 876-2455.

All information given will be confidential.

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