US Postal Inspection Service

Suspect Tries To Hijack USPS Truck, Robs Driver At Gunpoint

September 07, 2018 - 8:25 am

DETROIT (WWJ) - Officials are searching for two suspects who attempted to hijack a U.S. Postal Service truck during a robbery on Detroit's west side. 

It happened around 4 a.m. Friday. Aug. 24 at the post office on Joy Road, between the Southfield Freeway and Greenfield Road. 

USPS spokesperson Heather Davis said the driver was making a delivery at the office when he was approached by suspect with a revolver.

"He asked for his money, to give him the keys and his phone so that he couldn't call the police," Davis told WWJ's Sandra McNeill. "The offender told the victim to drive the vehicle out of here, he needs everything in the truck... which, obviously, there would be a lot of mail in there."

While the driver refused to give up the truck, he was robbed at at gunpoint of the keys and his cellphone.

The suspect then ran to a 2000 to 2005 gray or silver Honda Civic, where a getaway driver was waiting, and the pair fled the scene. 

The first suspect is described as a black male in his 20s, approximately 5'8" tall, with closely braided hair and "buck teeth." The white parts of his eyes were also described as yellowed. He was wearing a black hat, hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans and dark shoes, and was armed. 

No description was provided for the second suspect.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455.