Edmonds police seek suspect in Tuesday armed robbery of mail carrier

The suspect vehicle, courtesy of Edmonds police.

Edmonds police are seeking a man suspected in the armed robbery of a U.S. Postal Service mail carrier around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

According to a police social media post, the incident occurred in the 7200 block of 179th Street Southwest. The suspect stole mailbox keys for several Edmonds mail routes, including public and apartment lockboxes.

The suspect is described as a Black male in his 20s, 5-feet-10 and 150 lbs., with 5-inch-long tight dreadlocks. He had a blue disposable surgical mask and was wearing a black puffy jacket. The suspect fled in a black Nissan-style sedan, heading south on 72nd then west on Olympic View Drive.

Anyone seeing the suspect is advised to call 911.


  1. So sorry for anyone affected by this incident. I hope the mail carrier was not injured. It seems we are subjected to the cruel, selfish actions of others far too often these days.

    1. Mail theft is a Federal crime I believe. Even USPS probably can’t help much. Please use common sense and don’t post your home address asking MEN to help. Yes, addresses are very easy to find . Criminals don’t need our help.. Amazon needs to stop having USPS deliver to mailboxes. Hope update on carrier is positive news.

  2. What a horrible experience for that postal worker!
    Related to Ingrid’s question: I wonder if there could be a list or map provided by USPS to alert those impacted.
    Also, is there a plan by USPS to change the locks?

    1. I guess in light of security issues, rather than lists or maps, I wonder if there is an efficient way USPS could notify those impacted.

      1. It’s concerning to observe a series of serious incidents within a month, including a murder, armed robbery at a school, and a mail carrier being robbed at gunpoint. These events highlight the need for increased vigilance and proactive patrolling by the Edmonds PD to ensure the safety of the community. Communication and information-sharing between law enforcement and residents could play a crucial role in preventing and addressing such incidents. If a crime happens edmonds pd go to the houses that might have cameras, just a though I have a camera on that main road that points to my front yard with good views even at night, if I would have known about the school robbery you might have had good video to use, just saying now that video is full of this month.

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