25 Investigates has learned the United States Postal Service (USPS) is searching for a masked man who allegedly robbed a mail carrier at gunpoint — getting away with the victim’s master key.
That’s according to a copy of a police report and video obtained this week by 25 Investigates.
Officers responded to the Wednesday, October 18 armed robbery at 15 Stonecrest Road in Mattapan and spoke with the victim, who was wearing a USPS uniform at the time.
The victim said while he was delivering mail an unidentified suspect approached him from behind, grabbed the back of his neck, pointed a firearm at his head, and demanded: “just give me the… key.”
The master key can open the USPS large blue mail drop-off boxes: from open collection boxes to outdoor parcel lockers, to cluster box units, to apartment panels.
The masked man made off with the master key and a handheld label-scanning device, police say.