Reward offered in USPS robbery case in Blytheville - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

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.

Copyright 2016 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Watch Region 8 News On Demand: On your Desktop | On your Mobile device

Region 8 News App - Install or update on your: iPhone | Android

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Arkansas State University convention center coming soon

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:07 PM EST2017-11-18 02:07:11 GMT
    Saturday, November 18 2017 8:43 AM EST2017-11-18 13:43:07 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

    After presenting a request to get their Embassy Suites Hotel and convention center up and running, the O’Reilly group received the green light from the Jonesboro Advertising and Promotions Commission. However, not without certain stipulations in that request.

  • Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Downtown businesses help out City Youth Ministries

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:22 PM EST2017-11-18 02:22:20 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:55 PM EST2017-11-18 02:55:05 GMT
    (Source: KAIT)(Source: KAIT)

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

    The holidays are just around the corner and businesses in downtown Jonesboro spent Friday evening giving back to kids in the community.

  • FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    FCC to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls

    Friday, November 17 2017 9:40 PM EST2017-11-18 02:40:38 GMT
    Friday, November 17 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-11-18 02:51:13 GMT
    (Source: Pablo)(Source: Pablo)

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

    The Attorney General of Arkansas was successful in getting the Federal Communications Commission’s to allow phone companies to block illegal robocalls.

Powered by Frankly