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U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering $50,000 reward in mail carrier assault, robbery

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Posted at 5:36 PM, Jan 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-09 20:37:39-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two suspects wanted for assault and robbery of a mail carrier last month in Southwest Bakersfield.

According to officials, the robbery happened near the corner of Abigail Way and Bridget Avenue on Dec. 18.

The male suspect grabbed the carrier, struggled with her briefly, ripped off and stole a pair of mailbox keys attached to a gold-colored chain.

Anyone who has any information regarding this crime is urged to contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-24-55.

The postal inspector says robbery of a USPS mail carrier is a felony, and is punishable by up to 25 years imprisonment.