CARNEGIE (KDKA) — A postal employee making his rounds in Carnegie Borough was attacked by two men Thursday afternoon, when one of the suspects slammed him over the back with an aluminum baseball bat.
The incident happened around 2:30 p.m. on Wabash Avenue.
The victim, who is in his 40s, was treated at St. Clair Hospital.
Ron Hatcher, who lives near the scene of the assault, told KDKA-TV’s Ralph Iannotti, “The mailman told me the two guys came out of nowhere, real quick. He told me they wanted his wallet, but they didn’t get it.”
The man was then hit with the bat.
The suspects also broke the window of the mail delivery truck, and then they disappeared into some nearby woods.
Police from Carnegie, Mount Lebanon and Scott Township searched for the suspects, along with Postal Police, but they managed to get away.
“The victim was holding his shoulder, leaning over real bad, moaning in pain, and he appeared to be in shock,” Hatcher said.
The suspects were both black males. One had on a white t-shirt, and the other was wearing a gold necklace with a pendant.
Another neighbor, Audrey Knapper, said the assault and police search took place right outside the front door of the home where she’s lived for the past 30 years.
She said, “Oh my God, I went room-to-room to make sure they were in the house.”
Anyone with information on the suspects is asked to call Carnegie Police.