Riviera Beach police arrest 2 in attempted robbery of mail carrier

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. - Two teens were arrested on Friday in connection with the attempted robbery of a mail carrier in Riviera Beach on Thursday, said Rose Anne Brown, spokeswoman for Riviera Beach Police.

The attempted robbery happened Thursday morning in the 600 block of West 35th Street, just south of Silver Beach Road.

Police received an anonymous tip that led them to the suspects earlier today. The two males were arrested at one of the suspect's home after being picked out of a photo line-up by the victim, Brown said.

They have been charged with one count of attempted armed robbery. In addition, one of the teens also was charged with one count of aggravated battery with a firearm.

The U.S. Postal Service had announced Thursday evening that it was offering $5,000 reward for information that would lead to an arrest on the case.

Brown did not know what role, if any, the reward played in  making the arrests. 

The teens are being held in the Palm Beach County Juvenile Assessment Center.

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