$50K reward offered for information in armed robbery of Lincoln Park mail carrier

Chicago — Postal authorities are offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information that leads them to arrest and convict two men who robbed a mail carrier in Lincoln Park on Wednesday. Chicago police said two men demanded a 35-year-old man’s property at gunpoint in the 2500 block of North Ashland around 11:30 a.m., but CWB Chicago reported exclusively that the victim was a postal worker who was targeted for his master keys.

Postal Inspectors released these images of two men who robbed a mail carrier in Lincoln Park and their getaway car. | United States Postal Inspection Service

The US Postal Inspection Service today confirmed that the victim is a letter carrier in a reward bulletin, which includes images of the suspects and their car.

The agency said two robbers fled the scene in a dark-colored Kia sedan with tinted windows. It described the suspects as:

  • a Black male standing 5’10” tall and wearing a black hoodie, black jeans, and a face mask
  • a Black male standing about 6 feet tall and wearing a dark jacket with a black hoodie, black jeans, tan boots, and a face mask.

Anyone who has information about the crime can contact postal inspectors at 877-876-2455 and refer to case 3948599.

Our original reporting is 100% reader-funded. Please contribute to our operating fund or purchase a subscription today.

About CWBChicago 6676 Articles
CWBChicago was created in 2013 by five residents of Wrigleyville and Boystown who had grown disheartened with inaccurate information that was being provided at local Community Policing (CAPS) meetings. Our coverage area has expanded since then to cover Lincoln Park, River North, The Loop, Uptown, and other North Side Areas. But our mission remains unchanged: To provide original public safety reporting with better context and greater detail than mainstream media outlets. Our editorial email address is news@cwbchicago.com