Florida Man Arrested for Alleged Robbery of a USPS Letter Carrier

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Orlando, FL – On December 2, 2022, U.S. Postal Inspectors and Task Force Officers from the Postal Inspection Service’s Orlando Domicile arrested Jesus Rojas for the armed robbery and assault of a Letter Carrier in Orlando on March 7, 2022. Rojas was detained by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office during an unrelated court appearance after it was discovered Rojas had a federal warrant. Rojas is suspected along with another co-conspirator of severely injuring the carrier and stealing his Arrow key.

On March 7, 2022, a Letter Carrier in Orlando, FL, was robbed of his Arrow key while delivering mail on his route. Two individuals assaulted the carrier, and one struck the carrier on the head with what is believed to be a firearm. The carrier was taken to the hospital where he was intubated due to his severe injuries and loss of consciousness.

After Postal Inspection Service reward posters were disseminated, two tipsters came forward with information on one of the robbers. Five Instagram search warrants were executed, which revealed communications between individuals regarding the robbery and other crimes including bank fraud.

A rental vehicle was also identified at some of the mail theft locations shortly after the robbery. A search warrant of the location data from the vehicle showed mail theft locations, bank locations where checks were cashed, and the home address of one of the conspirators. A physical check was maintained by one of the banks where a check was negotiated. Fingerprints from one of the conspirators were identified by the Postal Inspection Service Forensic Lab.

On October 14, 2022, a federal arrest warrant was obtained for one of the conspirators, Tarick Jean Charles. On October 21, 2022, Jean Charles was arrested by Postal Inspectors with the assistance of the Orange County Sheriff’s Office. Additional charges are pending for Jean Charles.

Jean Charles and Rojas were indicted on federal robbery, conspiracy, and possession of a stolen postal key charges on November 16 in the Central District of Florida.

It is important to note that a criminal indictment contains charges that are only allegations against a person. Every defendant is presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty

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