PONTIAC (WWJ) – Police are looking for the public’s to track down a man who tried to rob a mail carrier.

A $10,000 reward is now being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case of the attempted armed robbery of a U.S. Postal Service worker in Pontiac.

It happened Wednesday, on Lantern Street, near Telegraph and Dixie Highway.

The suspect was described as black males with a dark complexion in his late teens and or twenties. He’s between 6 feet, 4 inches tall and 6 feet, 7 inches tall, with a large build.   His black hair may be styled in braid or dreadlocks.

The suspect was wearing a brown Carhartt hooded jacket, a brown Carhartt winter hat, brown/tan Timberland-style boots, blue jeans and a black ski-mask obscuring the lower part of his face.

He was last seen running north on Cherry Hill Road armed with a handgun.

The mail carrier was not injured.

Authorities caution citizens not to attempt to apprehend the suspect themselves.  Anyone with information about this crime is  asked to call the U.S. Postal Inspection Servince at 1-877-876-2455.

Tipsters may remain anonymous.


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