Armed men search postal truck for drugs; 2 arrested

7:17 p.m Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 Atlanta News
Nasym Nathaniel (left), Nyvon Nathaniel (Credit: Channel 2 Action News)

Two armed men seeking a drug shipment on a U.S. Postal Service truck were arrested after a postal worker identified them in a photo lineup, police said.

On July 29, police responded to a robbery call at a gas station parking lot on Roswell Road in Sandy Springs, according to the incident report. They learned that a man approached two postal workers and asked if they had “any packages of weed” in their truck, according to the report. The man showed them a photo of packages of marijuana on a bed and walked off.

Then, two men with handguns approached the postal workers and asked where the “package of bud/drugs was,” according to the report. The men searched the mail truck but took nothing.

As the men drove away, one of the postal workers got the car’s license number. Police traced it to an address on Huntington Place Drive.

Police put the photo of Nasym Nathaniel, who the car was registered to, in a photo lineup, and also included a photo of his brother Nyvon Nathaniel, according to the report. The postal worker who got the license plate identified both men as the ones who tried to rob the mail truck.

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Officers and U.S. Postal Service agents later raided the residence and took Nyvon into custody without incident. Nasym turned himself in a few days later.

They were charged with attempted armed robbery and possessing a firearm in the commission of a felony.

Two days before the incident, police charged a third brother, Naterio Nathaniel, with possessing about 2 pounds of marijuana, according to the report. The arrest came at the same Huntington Place Drive address.

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