PEMBROKE PARK (CBSMiami) — Postal Agents distributed flyers in search of two men who allegedly struck a postal worker in the head possibly with a metal pipe then robbed him in Pembroke Park Thursday.
Officials are in the area of the Holly Tree Patio Villas located at 3401 Southwest 52nd Avenue.
“The importance to us is the safety of our carriers. You know these guys want to get their hands on these keys because it helps them. It’s a gateway to identity theft but at the end of the day the letter carriers are public servants and they’re just like the commercial says, ‘rain, sleet, snow, heat and the thought of them being physically assaulted for a key, I know that in our community is revolting,” said Postal Inspector Bladismir Rojo.
The robbery happened at 3404 SW 52nd Avenue just before 3:00 p.m.
Broward Sheriff’s Deputies said the men came from behind hit the postal worker, a 20-year veteran, on the head with the pipe, and got away with some of the mailman’s keys. They were last seen in an older model van.
The mailman was able to call for help and was transported by Hallandale Fire Rescue to Memorial Regional.
The postal worker is expected to be okay.
Officials said one of them men is a white male, about 20-years old , 6’1 in height, weighing in at 190 pounds. The other man is described as a white male, about 25-years old, weighing 210 pound.
If caught, the two men face federal charges.
Inspectors don’t yet if this is connected to another postal worker being robbed of her postal keys.
She was robbed on April 16th in Lauderhill.
U.S. Postal Inspectors said the keys can be used to open a variety of block style mailboxes, possibly putting postal customers at risk of identity theft and tax fraud.
Surveillance cameras captured video of the alleged robber but officials released a sketch on Friday.
The man they are looking for is described as white, 5’10, medium build, with short-cropped, dark hair.
The April 16th robbery occurred at the Continental Apartments at 1761 NW 46 Avenue.
He allegedly pulled a gun on the mail carrier who was delivering the day’s mail and demanded her postal keys.
Postal inspectors are offering an up to $10,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest.
If you have any information, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.