Boston Police report the postal employee was working in his truck, parked on Bailey Street around 6 p.m. when a masked man jumped in and demanded "the draw."
Police say that when the worker asked "what draw?" the robber beat him in the forehead with a gun, shot him in the wrist and ordered him out of his uniform. And then, police say, the guy got behind the wheel of the truck.
The suspect then attempted to flee the scene in the USPS mail truck, with the victim still in the rear cab. The victim reported, in fear for his life, he opened the rear door of the cab and fled on foot down Bailey Street, in the direction of Dorchester Avenue.
Police report the worker was taken to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries.
The robber, police say, abandoned the postal truck " a short distance away, on the sidewalk, in a snowbank on Clermont Street." He then got in a U-Haul van, which police later found at the Sunoco gas station at Gallivan Boulevard and Washington Street.
The attacker is described as black, 5'8"-5'10" and in his 20s. He wore a hooded black jacket and a black face mask, police say.