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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Nevada

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, July 23, 2021

Las Vegas Resident Sentenced For Robbing Two U.S. Postal Service Mail Carriers

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — A Las Vegas resident was sentenced Thursday to two years in prison for robbing two U.S. Postal Service (USPS) mail carriers while they were delivering the mail.

According to court documents, on January 18, 2020, Rodolfo Rafael Rodriguez-Silva, 21, and another individual — each wearing a ski mask — robbed a USPS mail carrier who was delivering mail. Rodriguez-Silva intimidated the mail carrier while the other person stole mail from the USPS vehicle. One week later on January 25, Rodriguez-Silva accosted another USPS mail carrier while wearing a mask. Rodriguez-Silva stated to the mail carrier, who was delivering mail in North Las Vegas: “I don’t want to hurt you, get to the side of the vehicle.” An individual with Rodriguez-Silva then stole mail from the USPS vehicle.

Rodriguez-Silva pleaded guilty in November 2020 to two counts of robbery of mail, money, or property of the United States. In addition to the prison term, U.S. District Judge Richard F. Boulware II sentenced Rodriguez-Silva to two years of supervised release.

Acting U.S. Attorney Christopher Chiou for the District of Nevada made the announcement.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Kimberly Frayn and Daniel Clarkson prosecuted the case.

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Updated July 23, 2021