A mail carrier was assaulted and robbed Friday afternoon in Salt Lake City by people with handguns, the United States Postal Inspection Service said. It offers up to $50,000 for information that helps find and convict thieves. (United States Postal Inspection Service)
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SALT LAKE CITY — A mail carrier was assaulted and robbed Friday afternoon in Salt Lake City by people with handguns, according to a news release from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.
The postman was not physically injured, but said he felt shaken.
The Postal Service is offering up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the thieves.
The incident happened Friday afternoon around 2:10 p.m. at 1375 Concord St. The robbers left the scene in a gray or silver Dodge Charger; some witnesses who saw the car drive away and it was also seen on some doorbell cameras, according to the USPS.
Thieves should be viewed as dangerous and people should not attempt to apprehend them on their own, Postal Service officials said.
Assaulting a postman could be punishable by up to 25 years in prison.
Anyone with information about the incident should contact the US Postal Service at 1-877-876-2455.