WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in the armed robbery of a United States Postal Service letter carrier in Waterbury.

The armed robbery occurred just before 5 p.m. on Jan. 31 on the 100 block of Beverly Avenue. According to the USPIS, the carrier was approached by two suspects while delivering mail. The USPIS said there was an armed robbery but would not clarify what weapon was used or what was stolen.

The USPIS described the suspects as two young Black men between the ages of 18 and 20. They were both described as wearing all-black clothing and fled the area in a black SUV with tinted windows. The car was possibly a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Similar incidents of mail carrier robberies were reported in Middletown and Hartford last year.

Neighbors said they were not notified of any missing mail and most were unaware the armed robbery occurred.

The suspected robber’s car | Photo courtesy USPIS

If the suspects are seen, the USPIS urges witnesses not to take action themselves. Instead, anyone with information is asked to contact the USPIS at 1 (877) 876-2455 and say “Law Enforcement.” All information will be kept confidential.

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