Elhorin Yisreal Arrested for the Robbery of the Castle Hill Post Office


CONTACT: Kathryn Searles
TITLE: Postal Inspector
TEL: 917-621-9400

On September 29, 2022, Postal Inspectors arrested Elhorin Yisreal, for his alleged involvement in the robbery of the Castle Hill Post Office in the Bronx, New York on September 6, 2022. Yisreal, 44, is charged with one count of Hobbs Act robbery, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison; and one count of brandishing a firearm, which carries a maximum sentence of life in prison and a mandatory minimum sentence of seven years in prison.

On the morning of September 6, Yisreal approached a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) employee and her husband outside the Post Office and forced them inside at gunpoint. Yisreal then ordered the employee to open a safe and give him United States currency and USPS property. Yisreal fled in the vehicle parked outside.

New York Division Postal Inspector in Charge Daniel B. Brubaker said: “This has been a true team effort between multiple federal, state, and local agencies. We hope this arrest sends a crystal-clear message to any and all criminal elements: if you target a Post Office and accost our employees with a gun, you will go to jail. Period. We will tirelessly pursue you and bring you to justice.”

This arrest was the culmination of teamwork between several agencies, including the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, USPS Office of Inspector General, Federal Bureau of Investigations, and the New York Police Department.

The maximum potential sentences in this case are prescribed by Congress and are provided here for informational purposes only, as any sentencing of the defendant will be determined by a judge.

USDOJ – Southern District of New York Press Release


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