On February 18, 2021, U.S. Postal Inspectors, who are federal law enforcement officers, were conducting surveillance as part of an investigation of a string of mail thefts in San Francisco, CA. At approximately 11:45 a.m.., on the 1800 block of Jones S., Postal Inspectors surrounded a suspicious vehicle, a black Dodge Charger, with their law enforcement vehicles to detain the individual inside to investigate and question him on his possible involvement with the reported mail thefts. However, the suspect rammed the law enforcement vehicles with his Dodge Charger. The suspect damaged the Postal Inspectors’ vehicles, several privately-owned vehicles parked nearby and his own vehicle. The suspect’s vehicle sustained substantial damage to the front and rear ends. The suspect escaped the area in the damaged vehicle. No Postal Inspectors were physically injured by the suspect.
The vehicle used during the assault is a late model Dodge Charger, black in color, bearing temporary (white paper) California license plate 'XMA4CGA.'
The United States Postal Inspection Service is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of this suspect. Theft of U.S. Mail is a federal crime, as is assaults on federal agents, and the United States Postal Inspection Service takes these investigations seriously.
Anyone with information can call the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at (877) 876-2455.