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US Postal Service is looking for suspects in series of Phoenix-area letter carrier thefts

The U.S. Postal Service is asking the public for help in resolving a series of letter carrier thefts in the Phoenix metro area.

Four letter carriers have been held up since July in Mesa, Tempe and Phoenix.

Officials say these are the times each of the crimes happened:

  • July 29: McClintock Drive and Citation Lane in Tempe. There were two suspects described as black men with braided hair.
  • October 20: 26th Street and Whitton in Phoenix. The suspect was described as a 6ft black male in his late twenties to early thirties, weighing 180 pounds.
  • November 6: Highland Avenue and 14th place in Phoenix. The suspect, who was armed with a handgun, was described as a 5’8 “to 6” black male wearing a dark colored hoodie and neck warmer.
  • November 16: Stapley Drive and 3rd Avenue in Mesa. The suspect was described as a 6-foot-3, 160-pound black male with medium to light skin tone and dark brown eyes. He was seen wearing a brown sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. Authorities say he was traveling with another black man in a red sedan model.

A sketch of one of the suspects in a Mesa postman theft.

A reward of up to $ 50,000 is available for information leading to a conviction.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the US Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455.

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