2nd Chicago U.S. Postal Carrier Robbed in 24 Hours


As if Chicago doesn’t have enough crime, the bad guys are now taking to the streets to rob U.S. Postal Service mail carriers.

For the second time in one day, a U.S. mail carrier was robbed at gunpoint on Wednesday, in the South Side district of Chicago.

Police said two men ran up to the female mail carrier outside 2249 South Van Vlissingen, showed a gun, robbed her, and ran off down an alley.

This second robbery comes after a previous U.S. Postal mail carrier was robbed just 24 hours prior by an armed suspect, also in South Chicago.

According to police, in the first robbery, “The suspect was armed with a gun as he approached the mail carrier outside of the delivery truck in the 7900 block of South Manistee at 12:50 p.m. Tuesday. He rifled through the mail truck, stole a large quantity of mail and a package, then ran south on Manistee and west through an alley in the 8000 block of South Manistee.”

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is offering a $25,000 reward for information involving the first robbery, which occurred Tuesday.

A local community activist, Andrew Holmes, took to the streets and began going door-to-door on Wednesday night in a South Deering neighborhood. He is looking for answers, following the second robbery.

Chicago Community Activist, Andrew Holmes

Chicago Community Activist, Andrew Holmes

Holmes said, “The community can be the eyes and ears when you know there’s a postal truck around. Start looking, and see where the postal worker is at, or the FedEx worker.”

H/T: ABC Chicago

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