US Postal Service mail carrier robbed at gunpoint in Westchester

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Friday, March 24, 2023
USPS mail carrier robbed in Westchester
Westchester police said U.S. Postal Service mail carrier was robbed at gunpoint Monday.

WESTCHESTER, Ill. (WLS) -- A U.S. Postal Service worker was robbed at gunpoint in west-suburban Westchester on Monday, police said.

Westchester police said the mail carrier was approached in the 1900-block of Norfolk Street by a person armed with a handgun and wearing a ski mask.

The suspect demanded the carrier's postal box key and then fled the scene in a red BMW.

Westchester Police Chief Daniel Babich said postal carriers are being targeted to gain access to mailboxes to obtain personal identity information.

The Westchester Police Department said it has increased patrols during delivery times.

Similar crimes have been reported in Chicago and other nearby suburbs over the past few months.