WESTERVILLE, Ohio — A Genoa Township man was arrested Thursday morning in an FBI raid of his parents’ home.
Cameron D. Newton, 20, is charged with mail theft and unlawful possession of a postal key, both federal crimes.
According to court documents, FBI agents have been investigating a pattern of violent armed robberies where USPS letter carriers are robbed at gunpoint and then force them to hand over their USPS “arrow keys.” Arrow keys allow carriers to open secure mailboxes at apartments and condo complexes.
Shortly before 6 a.m. Thursday, Genoa Township police officers were called to a home on the 6800 block of WIlloughby Ct. to assist with the serving of a warrant.
According to court documents, a modified Arrow Lock Key and a USPS Arrow key were found in Newton’s bedroom. One of the keys was identified as one stolen during the armed robbery of a USPS employee outside a post office at 2873 West Broad Street on May 11. During that robbery, the employee was pistol-whipped with a handgun.