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$50,000 Reward Offered After Man Attacked Postal Worker, Stole Her Truck In Little Village

The man is considered armed and dangerous, and people should not try to catch him themselves, according to the Postal Inspection Service.

Police said this man attacked a letter carrier.
Chicago Police

CHICAGO — The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $50,000 reward to the person who helps find a man who attacked a postal worker and stole her truck.

At 9:14 a.m. Saturday, a 28-year-old woman was getting into her postal truck in the 2800 block of South Pulaski Road when a man hiding inside pulled her hair and told her to drive to a nearby parking lot, officials said.

The man ordered the woman to get into the back of the van and take off her clothes, and he hit her as she escaped, police said.

The man stole the truck, which was found in the 4500 block of West Marquette Road, according to the Postal Inspection Service.

The woman taken to St. Anthony Hospital for observation, but no injuries were reported, police said.

The man was 40-49 years old and had short hair, multiple arm and chest tattoos and a tattoo on the side of his head, officials said. He wore a light-colored sleeveless shirt, puffy vest, dark jeans and black shoes.

The man is considered armed and dangerous, and people should not try to catch him themselves, according to the Postal Inspection Service.

Those with information about the man can contact the Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 and reference case 3845721. Tips are confidential.

People can also contact police at 312-746-8251.

The $50,000 reward is available to the person whose tip leads to finding and convicting the man, according to the Postal Inspection Service.

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Police are looking for this man, who attacked a letter carrier, officials said.

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