Mail carrier robbed by 2 males in Pembroke Pines

Reward of up to $10,000 offered for information that leads to arrest

By Todd Tongen - Anchor/Reporter

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - A mail carrier was robbed by two males Thursday in Pembroke Pines, authorities said.

The robbery occurred in the Cinnamon Ridge neighborhood in the area of Southwest 14th Street and 87th Terrace.

According to authorities, the postal worker was working her normal shift when two men in a black sedan pulled up, threatened her and stole several packages from her delivery vehicle.

The worker was not hurt in the confrontation and continued her route. 

"I'm shocked," Sharon Little, who lives in the neighborhood, said. "I mean, we have had trouble on and off through the years, but nothing like this. That seems really upsetting to me and in broad daylight. I stay home, but I am scared."

Postal inspectors are working to determine how many parcels were taken, what was inside them and who they belonged to.

A postal inspector reminded the public that stealing mail is a federal offense.

"Thank God our carrier was unharmed. That is our number one priority," Postal Inspector Blanca Alvarez said. "They did run away with some packages, and it looks like this was an opportunity they saw and they took it."

The postal service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information that leads to an arrest.

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