Two men are wanted in an alleged assault and theft involving a U.S. postal carrier in Georgetown. (Courtesy of U.S. Postal Inspection Service)

Two men allegedly assaulted a U.S. postal carrier and stole items from his vehicle as he delivered mail in Georgetown.

The incident began around noon Jan. 12 in the 1400 block of 33rd Street NW. The postal employee was delivering mail when the two men allegedly broke into his vehicle and took items, according to Frank Schissler, a spokesman for the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

The postal carrier moved his vehicle a short distance, to the 1500 block of 32nd Street NW. When he returned to his vehicle, he found the two men breaking in, apparently for the second time.

A confrontation took place and officials said both of the suspects assaulted the letter carrier, punching him in the face. Officials said his injuries were minor.

Authorities said they were investigating what items and packages were stolen.

The two suspects are described as black, in their mid-teens to early 20s, with slender builds. One wore a black jacket with a red hooded sweatshirt and the other had a black jacket with a black hooded sweatshirt.

A reward is being offered of up to $50,000 for information that leads to an arrest and conviction of those involved. Those with information should call 877-876-2455.