Mail carrier beaten and robbed - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Lori Brown

Mail carrier beaten and robbed

The U.S. Postal Service has issued a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of two teens that beat up and robbed a mail carrier near the University of Memphis.

The attack happened Friday near the corner of Barron Avenue and Minor Road, as the carrier was beginning his route.

Witnesses said a boy and a girl, likely between the ages of 13 and 16-years-old, pushed the carrier to the ground, beat him up, and stole his wallet.

Witnesses said it was shocking to see the sudden attack.

"He was down on the ground, and it looked like they were hitting him," witness Nancy Johnson said.

"I could tell he was knocked out of his senses, and then he got up and said two teenagers had beat him," witness Carolyn Smith added.

After the attack, the mail carrier worked five more hours and completed his route.

A co-worker said the carrier was ok, and it appeared no mail was stolen.

Witnesses said the man's attackers ran down Rhodes Avenue, and went behind Sherwood Middle School.

If you have any information that could aid the police investigation into the attack, call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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