Mail carrier robbed in Cedar Park, suspects sought

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CEDAR PARK, Texas (Talk1370.com) -- Authorities are investigating the robbery of a postal carrier in Cedar Park Saturday morning.

Cedar Park Police say the incident happened in the 1900 block of Yaupon Trail, near New Hope Drive and U.S. 183 around 9:30 a.m. Saturday.

Police say the victim said there were at least two suspects, with one identified as a younger Hispanic male standing approximately 5' 6" and clean-shaven. The suspect vehicle is described as a white four-door sedan.

CPPD is investigating the robbery in conjunction with the United States Postal Inspection Service. Robbery of a letter carrier is a federal offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

Anyone with information on the robbery is asked to call Detective Anthony Bridgewater with the Cedar Park Police Department at 512-260-4886, or the USPIS hotline at 877-876-2455. A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals involved.

Authorities have the following suggestions to stay safe this holiday season when it comes to getting your mail:
  • Be aware of your surrounding wh en checking your mail at your mailbox or at a mail collection box
  • Mail contains many items that are attractive to thieves to include checks, money orders, credit/debit cards, and merchandise.
  • Do not let incoming mail sit overnight in your mailbox or in a collection box.
  • Deposit any outgoing mail inside post office lobbies or in a USPS blue collection box. If you place your outgoing mail in a blue USPS collection box, be sure to do so BEFORE the last collection time.
  • As a reminder, the longer your mail sta ys in any mailbox, the more susceptible it is to theft.