‘Out of a scary movie’: Postal worker kidnapped, robbed at gunpoint, CMPD report says

CHARLOTTE — A postal service employee was kidnapped and robbed at gunpoint, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report.

It happened on Candlewood Drive, which is in a neighborhood near South Boulevard in south Charlotte. According to the report, a mailman was robbed while delivering packages to homes there.

A neighbor told Channel 9′s Almiya White the incident has her worried for her safety, and others said they’re on edge.

“I was kind of confused what was going on,” Julie Brown said.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told White the investigation was still in the early stages, so they are not currently able to provide details.

Channel 9 has investigated these crimes several times. Criminals target drop-off mailboxes, steal the mail inside, find the checks, and then cash them in. Sometimes, they even forge the checks.

Earlier this month, CMPD said financial crimes were up 41% last year from the previous year.

If you have any information about the Candlewood Drive incident, you’re asked to call Charlotte Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600.

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