At least a dozen USPS workers near Boston assaulted since July, officials say
Officials have been warning that the Blue U.S. Postal Service mailboxes are being targeted and checks could be stolen. But there’s another troubling trend associated with the robberies — armed assaults.
At least a dozen USPS workers have been assaulted in Massachusetts since July, officials said, adding that at least 10 of them were related to USPS Arrow Keys. Additionally, suspects in six of the robberies were armed with a knife, firearm or both, officials said.
“The national trend of threatening, assaulting and robbing United States postal employees for Arrow Keys has sadly made its way to Massachusetts. Postal workers are essential to countless aspects of our community and often go to great lengths to provide their invaluable services, at times in incredibly challenging circumstances,” said United States Attorney Rachael S. Rollins.