A U.S. Postal Service worker was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday morning in Sulphur Springs, the second robbery of a postal service truck in the area this month.
On April 17, two suspects and stole two containers of mail, Tampa Police reported.
In Wednesday's robbery, the mail carrier was sitting in his truck parked at 1101 River Cove St. E. sorting mail shortly after 11 a.m. when he felt a gun to his side, Tampa Police spokesperson Andrea Davis said in a media release.
A suspect told him, "Don't move," and when the mail carrier turned to look, the suspect put the gun to his head and said, "Don't look," according to Davis.
The suspect made the mail carrier drive the truck to the area of Kodiak Springs and 19th Street and then asked him, "Where are the checks?"
"The suspect ordered the victim to the back of the mail truck, grabbed the mail tray, dumped the mail into his black backpack and fled the scene," Davis said in the release.
The suspect is described as a 6-foot-1, 190-pound black man, 17 to 27 years old. He was wearing a white tank top or T-shirt, jeans, a dark baseball cap worn backward and a black backpack. He was armed with a black revolver, officials said.
After taking the mail, the suspect was met by another man — described as a 5-foot-10, 230-pound black man with low-cut hair and wearing a white T-shirt and jeans — who was waiting for him.
The men fled west on Bird Street, according to police.
The U.S. Postal Inspector is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information that leads to arrests.