Police: Postal worker carjacked while delivering mail in SW Houston

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Federal charges and local charges are pending against a man accused of taking a postal carriers mail truck in a carjacking this afternoon and trying, unsuccessfully, to carjack two other people an hour earlier.

Houston police said a woman was approached on South Post Oak by a man who pointed a gun at her and demanded her car. She got away. A few minutes later in a southwest Houston neighborhood, Robert Dickerson said he too was targeted by the same man.

"He put the gun in my face. I put my hands up and at some point he just walked off. He didn't pull me out of the truck. He didn't touch my vehicle. He just turned and walked away."

Dickerson called police. A few minutes later, there was another call from the mail carrier, who had stopped at a neighborhood postal box. The suspect pointed what appeared to be a gun at him according to postal service inspectors.

The mail truck was found using geo-tracking to Windsor Village Park. Another postal carrier was there, and witnesses said the suspect began to approach him. That happened as HPD units responded.

According to police, the suspect then tried to get away, backing the stolen postal truck into a patrol vehicle. Officers told him to put down the weapon and get on the ground. The suspect complied. The weapon, police said, turned out to be a pellet or bb gun.

The postal carrier who was robbed was not injured, and no mail was taken.

We approached the suspect in the back of a police car. When asked if he stole the truck, he replied 'yes.'

The man's name has not yet been released. He is being held at the Fort Bend County Jail, the county in which the mail truck robbery happened.

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