The U.S. Postal Service is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of gunmen who robbed a postal carrier of cash and documents valued together at more than $60,000 at a busy Los Feliz intersection over the weekend.
The holdup occurred Saturday afternoon at Vermont Avenue and Hollywood Boulevard as the carrier waited in his truck for the traffic signal to change, said Postal Service spokeswoman Pamela Prince.
A robber got out of a car in the next lane and put a gun to the carrier's head. Meanwhile, a second car pulled in front of the mail truck, another gunman got out and the pair ordered the mail carrier to open the back of his truck.
Prince said the robbers ordered another motorist to back up so they could get at the bags of mail in the truck. The men loaded several sacks in their cars and sped away.
There have been more than 90 armed robberies of postal employees in the past year, Prince said, calling the latest holdup "blatant" and "egregious."
"There were witnesses everywhere," she said.
The Postal Service hopes that some of those witnesses will come forward with information that could lead to the arrest of the robbers. Anyone with information is asked to call (818) 405-1200.