Chicago USPS letter carrier locks herself in Pilsen foyer while men steal mail

CHICAGO (WLS) — Mail carriers have been the target of several thefts reported just this week. One postal worker said they watched thieves steal mail and packages while they were on their route Thursday.

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

“It happened so fast, it really scared me, it caught me off guard,” said the letter carrier, who didn’t want to be identified. “I was like, is this happening right now?”

“It’s absolutely horrible, just a mail carrier doing her job,” resident Kim Olms said.

Surveillance video captured from a distance shows what the letter carrier described: she said one guy grabbed the packages and a second guy grabbed her letters while she locked herself into a residential foyer.


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