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Pittsburgh Police Assist U.S. Postal Inspection Service Following Robbery of a Postal Worker 

Date: August 8, 2023
Incident Type: Robbery
Location: Zone 5

Just after 12 p.m. on August 4, 2023, Pittsburgh Police from Zone 5 responded for a reported robbery that occurred in the 100 block of N. Negley Avenue.

The victim, who is employed as a letter carrier with the U.S. Postal Service, reported being approached by two unknown males as he stopped to put gas in his mail carrier van. The males reportedly made small talk with him before demanding that he hand cover his "arrow" key; a type of universal or master key used by the postal service to unlock most mail or collection boxes.

The victim handed over the key and was not hurt. No weapon was seen. 

The actors are described as being in their early 20s, wearing black sweatshirts and blue jeans, and driving a black sedan with heavy tint in the back window.

Pittsburgh Police are assisting the U.S. Postal Inspection Service with their investigation and are asking anyone with information to call Pittsburgh Police or 911.

Reporting PIO:
Cara Cruz