A letter carrier for the United States Postal Service was the victim of an armed robbery in the eastern part of Maplewood on Tuesday afternoon. According to a statement from Capt. Marucci of the Maplewood Police Department, the robbery occurred in the 200th block of Laurel Avenue, which is near the Irvington Township border. The incident took place at approximately 4:41pm. According to Capt. Marucci, the "mail carrier was delivering mail...when he was approached by two black males one armed with a handgun. The suspects demanded the mail carriers phone and money then fled the scene on foot eastbound on Laurel Ave".
The suspects are believed to be around 20 years old and six feet tall. The robbery is under investigation by both the Maplewood Police Department Detective Bureau and the United States Postal Inspectors Office.
Anyone with information about the robbery is asked to call the Maplewood Police Detective Bureau at 973-761-7926.