Earlier this month, a Delaware mail carrier was beaten on the job and now the U.S. Postal Service is offering a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible.
The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is the law enforcement agency for the Postal Service. U.S. Postal Inspector Reginald Wade from the Philadelphia division, which includes all of Delaware, says the female mail carrier was on her route Friday, March 16, when she was assaulted around 11:30 a.m. at the intersection of Silver Run Trail and Stephanie Drive in Bear.
Wade says two individuals, at least one armed with a handgun, approached the mail carrier and hit her with his weapon. The victim required staples to close the wound, we’re told to her head, and is currently on medical leave while she recuperates.
While Wade says incidents like this happen, they’re infrequent. According to agency statistics, in fiscal year 2011, there were 161 reported assaults on USPS employees by non-employees nationwide; 118 individuals responsible were arrested.
The suspects in this incident are described as black males, both between 5’7″ and 5’9″ tall. One of the suspects is said to have a dark complexion with a thin, athletic build. The second suspect is described as having a light complexion, stocky build, a goatee and in his mid-20’s.
Anyone with information is asked to call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455, select Option 2.