Chicago robbery involving mail carrier near Oakley, Armitage in Bucktown caught on camera

Chicago robbery involving mail carrier near Oakley, Armitage in Bucktown caught on camera

CHICAGO (TOC) — A mail service was robbed at gunpoint in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood Thursday afternoon.

The incident passed off close to Oakley and Armitage avenues, and was captured on surveillance video.

The home-owner whose digicam captured the entire crime didn’t wish to be recognized, however described what the video exhibits.

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“It was simply stunning. He delivered our mail and rotated, and he was proper there on the fence holding him up,” she mentioned. “It was very scary for me watch it and for him to expertise that. I really feel very dangerous.”

The president of the Letter Carriers Union mentioned since mid-August greater than 20 mail carriers have been robbed throughout the Chicago space.

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The rising crime development is inflicting rising concern.

“They’ve households at residence. They wish to get residence to their household on the finish of the day, too,” Mack Julion mentioned. “One letter service informed me, she known as in the present day and mentioned ‘this isn’t what I signed up for.’ She mentioned, ‘I am quitting this. I didn’t join folks leaping out of automobiles, pulling a gun on me.'”

One other mail service was additionally robbed on Tuesday in Oak Park.

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is working with police to research.

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