The charge of armed robbery against USPS letter carriers has been brought against five people in Florida.
On September 5, 2023, Jordan Michelle Brown, 20, Tampa, Jordan Murray, 19, Tampa, and Darine Underwood, 18, Tampa, robbed a U.S. Postal Service Letter Carrier at gunpoint when the carrier was carrying mail at a Temple Terrace apartment complex, according to the first criminal complaint.
At gunpoint, Brown, Murray, and Underwood demanded the postal carrier’s keys and made an effort to take the keys off of their hook on the mail carrier’s pants.
The robbers then ran to their getaway car after grabbing the mail carrier’s cellphone and smashing it on the ground.
Along with aiding and abetting the armed robbery of a USPS mail carrier, Brown, Murray, and Underwood are facing charges of robbery with weapons.
In line with the second criminal complaint, two postal letter carriers in South Tampa were robbed on September 21, 2023, while they were delivering mail on their routes by Christopher Raymond, 20, Miramar, and Andre Hylton, 19, Miramar.
With a gun in hand, Raymond and Hylton demanded the serialized keys from one of the couriers. In the end, Raymond and Hylton were recognized thanks to GPS information from their car, which showed that they had driven from Miramar to Tampa specifically to carry out the armed robberies.
According to the charges against them, Raymond and Hylton are accused of armed robbery, brandishing a firearm in the commission of a violent crime, and aiding and abetting the armed robbery of a US postal mail carrier.
Jahiem Faison, 19, of Tampa, was found guilty last month of armed robbery of a USPS mail carrier and brandishing a pistol in furtherance of a violent felony. He was sentenced to nine years and three months in federal prison in a separate case.
Court records state that on July 23, 2022, Faison and a minor accomplice went up to a U.S. Postal Letter Carrier who was delivering mail at an apartment building in Riverview. Faison demanded his keys while brandishing a gun and driving it into the mail carrier’s chest. While the mail carrier took out his keys and gave them to Faison’s little accomplice, Faison continued to force the handgun up against the carrier.
The State Attorney’s Office for the 13th Judicial Circuit provided assistance to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Tampa Police Department, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in their investigations into these crimes. Ilyssa Spergel, an assistant United States attorney, will prosecute them.
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