USPIS is offering a $50,000 reward for information about a Tampa mailman robbery

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — The US Postal Inspection Service is searching for a man after he allegedly robbed a United States Postal Service mailman in Tampa Monday afternoon.

According to officials, the mailman was picked up at about 12:13 p.m. at the Whittier Shopping Center at 5101 E. Busch Blvd. robbed.

In a press release Wednesday, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said the suspect was seen fleeing the area in a white U-Haul truck with an Arizona license plate that began with the letter “AL.”

Authorities described the suspect as a black male aged around 25 to 35. He is about 1.80 meters tall and weighs about 250 pounds, has short black hair and a beard.

The suspect was last seen in a white t-shirt, khaki shorts and camo Crocs with black socks.

According to the inspection service, a reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the US Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 (say “Law Enforcement”). The reference case number is 4036746. If you see the suspect, do not take any action to arrest him yourself.

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