A mail carrier was robbed Saturday morning as she delivered mail at Greentree North Apartments on Otranto Road.

The U.S. Postal Service carrier was putting mail in the mailboxes about 11 a.m. when a man approached her from behind, pointed a gun at her face and told her to empty her pockets, a police report said. It said the man took the woman's cell phone and then ordered her to the mail truck for the "sachel."

When they got to the truck, the robber grabbed a bag and ran away, but it was the carrier's personal tote bag, which contained two iPods, a wallet, credit cards, three or four books of stamps and miscellaneous papers, the report states. The bag had a post office emblem on the front.

The suspect is described as black with dark skin, 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall and about 150 pounds. He wore dark-colored jean shorts and a white T-shirt.