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NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) — A female mail carrier was robbed by two men early Thursday afternoon.

The U.S. Postal Service said the carrier was unlocking a community mailbox at an apartment complex at 1050 N.E. 127th Court in North Miami when two men approached her and took her keys, along with the master key.

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They said the two men walked up behind her, at around 11 a.m. One man then grabbed her and put her in a chokehold while the other grabbed the keys from her before fleeing the area. “Post lady was delivering the mail and when she opened her box, two guys came up behind her,” said resident Steve Lucsky. “Grabbed her around the neck and the other one grabbed the keys.”

Lucsky added, “I heard a noise. I don’t know if it was one of the kids or her yelling. That’s when I looked up and seen them running, running down 10th ave. and took off north.”

Mail carrier robbed in North Miami by 2 men

robberyHOUSTON – Kenton Deon Harrell, 41, has been convicted of conspiracy to interfere with commerce by robbery, announced U.S. Attorney Kenneth Magidson. A federal jury convicted the Houston resident this morning following four days of trial and approximately three hours of deliberation.

The jury heard that on or about Feb. 21, 2013, Harrell met with Charles Ray Blake and Kenneth Shane Howard to plan the robbery of a contract postal vehicle. The three men had received information that the vehicle contained more than $2 million in cash and precious metals. Evidence at trial showed that the three men had been provided with a description of the vehicle, the route it would be taking and the time the vehicle would leave the post office in downtown Houston.

According to testimony, the co-conspirators acted on that information and stopped the vehicle as planned as it entered onto I-10 from downtown Houston. They forcibly removed the driver at gun point and drove the vehicle to a location where they removed jewelry worth approximately $240,000. Continue reading ‘Jury Convicts Houston Man for Robbery of Postal Vehicle’ »

robberyUKWILA, Wash. — A mail carrier was robbed at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon outside an apartment building in Tukwila, according to the U.S. Postal Inspection Service.

The robbery took place around 12:30 p.m. at 5715 S. 152nd Pl. According to the Inspection Service, the letter carrier was not hurt, but the gunman got away with the mail.

The robber is described as an Asian man in his early 20s, approximately 5-feet-5-inches tall with a medium build and no facial hair. He was wearing a black stocking cap, blue sweatshirt, dark athletic pants and black athletic shoes.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the robber.

Mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in Tukwila, WA

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -Atlanta Police Department’s crime scene unit showed up at the post office on Sunset Avenue after someone robbed a mailman at gunpoint Monday.

“Of course he’s shaken up, as anyone would be, but he was not physically injured,” said Burns.

It happened at about 1 p.m. Burns said the carrier was delivering mail on his route along Joseph E. Boone Boulevard.

“They did not take any mail, so the mail will be delivered and it is safe and secure. They only robbed him of personal property,” said Burns.

Burns said the thief took the man’s cell phone and a small amount of cash.

Postman robbed at gunpoint while delivering mail

An investigation is underway into who’s breaking into United State Postal Service mail trucks on the South Side.

At least seven trucks have been robbed over the last three months. Two of them were broken into on Monday.

The robbers are mostly taking packages.

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uspislogoATLANTA – LaTonya Evans has been indicted by a federal grand jury on conspiracy and armed robbery charges for her role in planning a postal robbery in Conley, Ga., on December 20, 2013—a robbery that resulted in the near-fatal shooting of a postal truck driver by two other defendants charged with Evans in the same indictment.

“Evans is charged with exploiting her inside knowledge of the Postal Service for personal profit,” said United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates.  “The conspiracy she is charged with participating in resulted in the near-death of a fellow postal worker whom Evans knew.  The indictment charges that he was shot, bound, and left for dead by Evans’ co-defendants.  We will always aggressively prosecute anyone who commits this kind of horrendous act.”

“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s mission and priority is the protection of postal employees,” said Keith Fixel, Postal Inspector in Charge, Charlotte Division.  “Acts of violence are crimes of unspeakable consequences which Postal Inspectors will investigate with rigorous tenacity.  While the investigation included a postal employee, Evans’ actions do not represent the vast majority of postal employees committed to doing their jobs.” Continue reading ‘Georgia Postal Worker Charged for Role in Planning Conley Postal Robbery’ »

robberyA mail carrier was the victim of an armed robbery Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The U.S. Postal Service worker was delivering on the 200 block of Laurel Avenue around 4:30 p.m. when he was approached by two men who displayed a gun and demanded money, said Capt. Michael Marucci of the Maplewood police.

The suspects took a phone and cash and then fled east on Laurel Avenue, Marucci added.

The mail carrier was unharmed, the captain said. The police were called at 4:51 p.m., authorities said.

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uspislogoDENVER –Cheston Jermone Foster (aka Rome or Romeo), age 30, of Denver, Colorado, pled guilty yesterday before Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane to postal robbery and violation of his supervised release from an earlier criminal matter, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and Denver U.S. Postal Inspector in Charge Adam P. Behnen announced.  In addition to Foster’s guilty plea, two co-conspirators, Terrance Hurt, age 34, of Denver, and Zachary Langel, age 35, of Denver, previously pled guilty to similar charges.  The three defendants were involved in the December 17, 2013 robbery of a postal collections driver in north Denver.

The lead defendant, Foster, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 4, 2013.  On October 23, 2013, Foster, along with Hurt and Langel were charged in a superseding indictment.  On March 11, 2014, Hurt and Langel entered guilty pleas.  Foster pled guilty on March 20, 2014.  Foster is scheduled to be sentenced on June 17, 2014.  Hurt and Langel are scheduled to be sentenced on June 13, 2014.  All three defendants are being held in federal custody without the possibility of bond, pending a resolution of this case. Continue reading ‘Three Colorado men plead guilty to robbing postal worker of mail collection key’ »

uspislogoBOSTON – Two men were charged yesterday in connection with the attempted robbery, assault and kidnapping of a U.S. Postal letter carrier.

Maurice Williams Miner-Gittens, 23, and Keyon Taylor, 21, both of Dorchester were indicted with conspiracy, assault, robbery, attempted kidnapping, and kidnapping of a federal employee, as well as the use of a firearm in connection with these crimes. In January 2014, both men were arrested and held on federal criminal complaints.

In December 2013, Miner-Gittens and Taylor allegedly jumped into a postal truck in Dorchester and put a pistol to the letter carrier’s head. When the letter carrier attempted to move the gun away, he was shot in the wrist and was subsequently beaten with the pistol and kicked, told to take off his postal uniform and lie face down. Continue reading ‘Two Men Charged with robbing, shooting Postal Worker’ »

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DETROIT (WJBK) -A letter carrier robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon while on the job is calling for backup protection for postal workers.

Edward Hosendove’s cell phone, money and mail delivery truck was stolen.

The vehicle was discovered nearby in the neighborhood, and the suspect was found just a few blocks away within hours.

The suspect has been arrested and all missing property has been recovered.

“It’s starting to become too common where letter carries are being assaulted, where letter carriers are being robbed, and something has to be done about it. We are a targets. We are out there alone,” says Hosendove.

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