Postal Service Offering $50,000 Reward After Mail Carrier Kidnapped & Robbed In South Charlotte

(UPDATE: 1/23/23)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The U.S. Postal Service is now offering a $50,000 reward after a mail carrier was kidnapped and robbed in South Charlotte.

CHARLOTTE — A south Charlotte neighborhood is on high alert after a mail carrier was robbed and kidnapped while on his delivery route.

According to a police report, the 66-year-old man told authorities he was robbed at gunpoint Thursday evening while he was delivering mail along Candlewood Drive near South Blvd around 6:30pm.  He says someone in a car pulled up next to him, pulled out a gun, and robbed him of his cell phone and an Arrow key.  The mailman told police the suspect then kidnapped him and later dropped him off.

The mailman wasn’t hurt.  If you know anything about this case, call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.