Suspects in letter carrier robbery tried to collect reward by double crossing accomplice

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — They’re accused of robbing a Sacramento postal carrier, then trying to get the reward money for information leading to an arrest

An armed robber stole a master key from a Sacramento postal carrier. Then a postal inspector got a call from one of the alleged criminals, double-crossing their partner.

Federal documents show after discovering a $50,000 reward for an arrest in the robbery two of the suspects “planted the stolen key on (a third suspect’s body) while he was sleeping in his car and called the U.S. Postal Service to report the location and inquire about the reward.”

Investigators moved in and ultimately arrested four suspects on a number of charges including armed robbery, possession of stolen U.S. mail, and identity theft.

Source: Postal Theft Double-Cross – CBS Sacramento