The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading the arrest and conviction of a man who robbed a postal service driver at gunpoint Wednesday in the back of the Patterson post office.
The robber took two bags of high-security mail, which requires a recipient’s signature, from a highway contract driver, said U.S. Postal Inspector Jeff Fitch. The driver was not injured.
He said investigators are trying to determine specifically what mail was in the bags and will contact all victims involved.
The robbery occurred at 6:05 p.m. in the back of the post office at 50 N. Salado Ave.
The robber is described as a white man, about 30 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 150 to 200 pounds. He has a bald or shaved head and was wearing a fake beard.
The man was also wearing a blue baseball cap, brown long-sleeved shirt and blue jeans, and was armed with a handgun. He was seen leaving the area, possibly in a light blue compact car with a spoiler on the back.
Robbing a postal service worker is a federal offense that can result in a sentence of 10 to 25 years in federal prison, Fitch said.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service has a standing reward of $50,000 for information leading the arrest and conviction of people who rob the U.S. Postal Service employees.
Investigators ask anyone with information on the case to call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455.