Seattle Police Department (SPD) says about 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, a man walked up to the passenger side window of a U.S. Postal Service vehicle in a residential area of northeast Seattle and threatened the mail carrier with a handgun.
He demanded the mail carrier’s USPS keys, which the victim handed over.
Then the suspect told him to look down, and the mail carrier did, which allowed the suspect to get away before the driver looked up.
A witness saw the suspect get into the passenger side of a waiting BMW sedan.
The mail carrier was not injured.
The USPS Supervisor and U.S. Postal Inspector responded to the scene, and SPD Robbery Unit was notified.