Mail carrier pistol-whipped during attempted robbery

Mail carrier pistol-whipped during attempted robbery

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was held at gunpoint while delivering mail.

The attempted robbery happened Monday around 2 p.m. on Gage Avenue in South Memphis.

The mail carrier said two men, one of whom appeared to be wearing a bulletproof vest, approached and pointed a handgun at him.

"Give me all you've got, or I'll kill you," the robber said.

"Do what you've got to do. I don't have anything," the mail carrier responded.

That's when the robber pistol-whipped mail carrier and ran off.

The two suspects remain at large.

Postal Inspectors said six mail carriers have been robbed in West Tennessee since October 1, 2016. All of those robberies, except for the one that happened Monday, have been solved. In addition, four mail carriers have been assaulted. All of those attacks have also been solved.

WMC Action News 5's Jerry Askin is uncovering more information in this case. He will have a full report tonight at 5 p.m.

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