Chicago USPS mail carrier targeted by thieves, locks herself in Pilsen foyer while 2 men steal letters, packages

Chicago USPS mail carrier targeted by thieves, locks herself in Pilsen foyer while 2 men steal letters, packages

CHICAGO (TOC) — Mail carriers have been the goal of a number of thefts reported simply this week. One postal employee stated they watched thieves steal mail and packages whereas they have been on their route Thursday.

Mail was being delivered in that part of Pilsen Friday, a day after the U.S. Postal Inspection Service confirms property of the U.S. Postal Service was stolen.

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“It occurred so quick, it actually scared me, it caught me off guard,” stated the letter provider, who did not need to be recognized. “I used to be like, is that this taking place proper now?”

“It is completely horrible, only a mail provider doing her job,” resident Kim Olms stated.

Surveillance video captured from a distance reveals what the letter provider described: she stated one man grabbed the packages and a second man grabbed her letters whereas she locked herself right into a residential lobby.

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“It was simply intuition, once I noticed the man as a result of he startled me, so my instincts was like, battle or flight,” the letter provider stated. “So I immediately thought to lock myself within the hallway.”

Her scary ordeal comes after a letter provider was robbed at gunpoint Thursday in Bucktown and one other incident on Oak Park Tuesday.

The president of the letter carriers union stated there have been at the least 5 robberies or thefts from letter carriers within the Chicagoland space within the final week.

One other letter provider, who additionally didn’t need to be recognized, commented on the current incidents.

“It is scary, actual scary, simply making an attempt to do your job,” the postal employee stated. “A job that lots of people do not need to do and you’ll’t do the job with out being in concern.”

The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is investigating as letter carriers round our space proceed delivering mail.

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