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Video shows postal carrier robbed at gunpoint in Nashua, New Hampshire

Robbery of mailman in New Hampshire captured on video
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NASHUA, NH - A Lowell man accused of robbing a postal worker in New Hampshire on Tuesday afternoon is in custody. 

Nashua police arrested 18-year-old Baraka Janvier from Lowell around midnight. Police say Janvier is one of two masked men who robbed the mail carrier. 

The robbery happened in the quiet neighborhood off Blacksmith Way just after 2:40 p.m. Video from a doorbell camera shows the postal worker returning to his USPS truck when two masked men approach him with guns drawn. 

Suspects looking for master keys

They appear to ask the postal carrier for something and in the video, the man can be seen complying in some way. Neighbors told WBZ-TV the mail carrier later told them the robbers were after his master keys

Police said the two men jumped in a getaway car that was driven by a woman. Police described it as a dark colored Yukon with Massachusetts plates. Police are still looking for the other two suspects. 

"It's shocking," said Myrom Rodriguez-Nunez. "I have four kids of my own. There are plenty of other kids out here on a daily basis day in and day out." 

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A doorbell camera shows suspects robbing a postal carrier at gunpoint CBS Boston

Neighbors said the incident happened just minutes before the bus came to drop children off from their day at school. They describe the cul-de-sac as family friendly, with dozens of kids often playing outside. 

People who live around here said the mail carrier had been on this route for years and is described as a kind, hardworking, and thoughtful person.

"For him to have to be put through that is scary," said Joscelyn Cross. "We moved here about six months ago because it was a quiet and calm neighborhood. To hear about this, it is really scary because it's like, are we safe?" 

Baraka Janvier Nashua Police Department

The USPS said an armed robbery against a postal worker can carry a sentence of up to 25 years in prison. The agency said the postal worker in this case was uninjured.

Janvier has charged with robbery. He's expected in court Thursday afternoon.

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