Postal Worker Robbed at Gunpoint in Takoma Park

Takoma Park Police say that a postal worker was robbed at gunpoint by two suspects Thursday afternoon.

“On June 30, at approximately 1:15 pm, Takoma Park Police responded to the 7400 block of Holly Avenue for the report of an armed robbery of a mail carrier,” police spokesperson Cathy Plevy said in a news release. “The mail carrier was delivering mail when he was approached at gunpoint by two suspects. The suspects were able to take personal property from the mail carrier and then fled on foot towards Cedar Avenue to a waiting vehicle, described as a black Sedan.”

Plevy said that the suspects are described as Black males, approximately 5’6 to 5’8, 150-180 lbs., age approximate 20s, both last seen wearing black t-shirts, gray jackets, and blue jeans, and both wearing a face mask.

The investigation has been turned over to United States Postal Inspection Service. Anyone with information about this incident, or who knows the identities of the suspects, is asked to contact the United States Postal Inspection Service Detective at (202) 636-2220.

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