Memphis postal workers robbed on route

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Postal inspectors and Memphis police say they're working to find out what happened after two postal workers were robbed in just a few days..

A postman was robbed at gunpoint Thursday near Midtown, on North Trezevant Street and North Drive.

Authorities say the robber wore a grey hoodie, had a nickel-plated semi-automatic handgun and got away in a Hyundai Elantra. Neighbors say they didn't see anything.

Another postman was robbed last Friday while delivering mail in South Memphis. This time, investigators say two men aimed a gun at him near East Davant Avenue and South Lauderdale Street.

What's even worse, Rod Cox says, is this is the second time a mail carrier was robbed in their neighborhood.

"I`m trying to figure out what they are even looking for? What do they want?," he said.

Last year, a block over on Gage, we told you about two guys who pistol-whipped a mailman in the back of his head and robbed him. It's unclear if they were ever caught.

Postal inspectors said robbers in the most recent incidents got away with mail, and they plan on working 24-7 to find them.

They're even offering a hefty reward, up to $50,000. If they're caught they will face federal charges, which come with stiff penalties.

You can call the us Postal Inspector's office or Crime Stoppers at (901) 528-CASH with any information.

The postal service originally reported a third robbery of a worker on Friday. However, a postal inspector sent word to WREG on Friday evening that the report turned out to be an error.

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