Postal service offering $50K for information about postal worker attack

The U.S. Postal Service is offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who helps D.C. police track down the suspects who attacked a postal worker inside his truck on Tuesday.

D.C. police said the mail carrier was in the back of the truck at the Washington Square Post Office on Connecticut Avenue Northwest around 5:50 p.m. when two suspects, dressed in construction-style clothing with fluorescent yellow vests on, got into the rear of the truck.

The two suspects involved in assaulting a postal worker at the Washington Square Post Office on Tuesday, June 1. (Courtesy D.C. Police)

According to the postal worker, the two demanded cash from him. When he told them he didn’t have any money, he told police, he was punched in the stomach and forced to lay on the ground. His hands were zip-tied behind his back, according to a police report.

A U.S. postal worker was attacked inside his truck while unloading the mail inside it in Downtown D.C. on Tuesday. D.C. police say suspects got away in this silver Mercedes. (Courtesy D.C. Police Department)

The mail carrier’s wallet was taken from his back pocket before the two suspects drove off in a silver Mercedes. The wallet was later found in the back of the mail truck with nothing missing.

D.C. police released surveillance photos of the car they believe the suspects drove. It is an old silver Mercedes sedan with Maryland tags, and the front passenger-side fender has a darker color than the rest of the car’s body.

Anyone with more information about the car or the suspects is asked to call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455. You can also call the D.C. police at 202-727-9099, or use the text tip line at 50411.

The D.C. police are also offering a $1,000 reward.

The map below shows where the incident took place.

Mike Murillo

Mike Murillo is a reporter and anchor at WTOP. Before joining WTOP in 2013, he worked in radio in Orlando, New York City and Philadelphia.

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