ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Crooks in the metro are taking on a dangerous new trend: pulling guns on postal workers before robbing them. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service says it’s happened at least three times in the past month.
As Albuquerque continues to tackle crime, one area now has the feds getting involved. “Thieves are always on the prowl trying to steal mail all year round,” said Kelly McNulty, a U.S. Postal Inspector.
In the last month, at least three postal workers were robbed at gunpoint. The USPIS says two men and a woman robbed a letter carrier on Jan. 11 near Unser and Western Trail before taking off in a stolen car. Just one week later, two men robbed a postal worker near Central and Louisiana, getting away in a black Dodge Charger. But why are these happening so frequently now?