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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Texas

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Houston Man Sentenced for USPS Letter Carrier Robbery

HOUSTON – An 18-year-old Houston man has been ordered to federal prison following his conviction of brandishing a firearm during a crime of violence, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson.


Sebastien Moore pleaded guilty July 8, 2016.  


On Nov. 17, 2016, U.S. District Judge Sim Lake ordered Moore to serve 84 months in federal prison to be immediately followed by three years of supervised release.


Moore robbed a U.S. Postal Service (USPS) letter carrier at gunpoint on Feb. 6, 2016. The USPS worker was placing mail in the mailboxes of a Houston apartment complex when Moore approached. He soon pointed a firearm at the victim and demanded his wallet. The carrier complied.


Moore made several attempts to use the letter carrier’s personal credit card in which one transaction was approved. Moore was seen on surveillance camera, wearing the same clothing worn during the robbery, attempting to use the carrier’s credit card.


The U.S. Postal Inspection Service conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennie Basile prosecuted the case.

Firearms Offenses
Updated November 30, 2016