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INDIANAPOLIS – A man robbed a postal worker at gunpoint, police say.

According to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the robbery happened around 7:20 p.m. Friday in the 1200 block of S. Reisner Street on the near southwest side of Indianapolis.

Investigators said the mail carrier was approached by a Black male in his late teens or early 20s wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and dark pants. The man was about 5’8” and 150 pounds.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department said a police report was filed in the case. The US Postal Inspection Service is the lead investigative agency.

From the US Postal Inspection Service:

This is an active investigation being worked by the US Postal Inspection Service. A reward up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone who has robbed or attempted to rob a letter carrier. Because protecting the Postal Service is the core mission of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, robbery investigations receive the highest level of response and attention.

Armed robbery of a postal employee is punishable by up to 25 years in prison.

Anyone with information should contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (say “Law Enforcement”) and reference Case No. 3702314 or call Crime Stoppers of Central Indiana at 316-262-TIPS (8477) or 800-222-TIPS (8477).

Reward poster from US Postal Inspection Service