Two men from central Ohio, Cameron Newton and Thierno Bah, have been indicted for their involvement in a series of armed robberies of U.S. Postal Service workers, with at least four incidents between December 2022 and May 2023. Newton was charged first after a May 11th incident, and a subsequent search of his home yielded a stolen USPS key, stolen mail, prepaid cards, checks, and a handgun, among other items. Newton is facing nine felony charges, including the unlawful possession of a USPS key.The key was reported stolen on May 11 after the armed robbery of a USPS employee outside the post office at 2873 West Broad Street.
The FBI has been investigating a series of violent, armed robberies where USPS employees are held at gunpoint for their arrow keys which allow access to secured mailboxes. There have been at least 25 robberies fitting that description between January 5, 2022, and May 11, 2023. Two men were arrested by federal agents in connection to an armed robbery of a mail carrier on Sawmill Road.