Anthem AZ – The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of at least two suspects who stole mail from an Anthem area post office and later from a postal worker in Avondale.
The agency that investigates crimes involving the U.S. mail system said Tuesday that the men first stole mail on Jan. 7 and 10 from the Daisy Mountain Post Office on 43rd Avenue, north of the Outlets at Anthem.
Authorities said they stole more mail around 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13 from a postal employee working near Dysart and Thomas roads in Avondale.
In the Jan. 7 incident, authorities said they have video footage of three suspects, while a postal employee noticed at least two suspects in the Jan. 10 incident. On Monday, Jan. 13, the carrier who experienced the robbery also saw two individuals.
“They are committing these acts in daylight hours, which is unusual and rare behavior for mail thieves,” a USPIS spokeswoman stated via email. “Mail theft typically occurs in the dark, late night hours.”
Both men were wearing black ski masks decorated with red and white circles. They sped away in a silver 2016-2019 four-door Toyota Corolla. The vehicle may have a missing hubcap or a spare tire on the front driver’s side. The rear windows are tinted dark.