Reward Offered for Man Who Robbed Postal Carrier at Gunpoint in Bridgeport

The United States Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward for a man who robbed a female postal carrier delivering mail in a Bridgeport housing project.

The female postal carrier was delivering mail at the PT Barnum Housing Project at 136 Saint Stephens Road in Bridgeport at 11 a.m. on Saturday when a man carrying a "sawed-off shot gun" stole personal items from her, according to the United States Postal Service.

The woman wasn't injured in the robbery and no mail was stolen, according to Bernadette Lundbohm, the public information officer for postal inspector's Boston division office.

The robber is described as a man likely in his late teenage years to early 20s who is 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-6 with "medium build."

"Armed robbery of a postal employee carries a penalty of up to 25 years imprisonment," the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said in a news release.

Postal inspectors are offering up to a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the robber responsible, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service asks anyone with information to call 1-877-876-255, a 24-hour toll-free number or to call Bridgeport police at 203-581-5100. Calls will remain confidential.

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