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Man charged with robbing mail carrier at gunpoint

Robbery happened Feb. 2 in Aspen Hill, police said

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Montgomery County police have charged a man with robbing a mail carrier in Aspen Hill this year.

David Louis Walton, 31, went up to a mail carrier around 10:50 a.m. on Feb. 2 in the area of Elm Tree Lane and Elm Tree Court and threatened him with a handgun, police said in a press release on Friday.

Walton demanded “United States Postal Service property,” and the carrier gave it to him, police said.

Montgomery County detectives and U.S. Postal Service inspectors investigated. A county officer determined Walton was the robber through fingerprints recovered from the scene, police said.

County police got a warrant for Walton on March 19 charging him with armed robbery, police said.

County police, D.C. police, U.S. Marshals and postal inspectors arrested Walton in Southeast D.C. on April 15 and extradited him to Montgomery County on April 20.

Walton is charged with one count each of armed robbery and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, according to court records.

He is due in court May 14. No attorney information was listed as of Friday.

Dan Schere can be reached at daniel.schere@bethesdamagazine.com