AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) – Aurora police are searching for two men who robbed a mail carrier and stole a U.S. Postal Service delivery truck. The incident happened near East Kentucky Avenue and East Ohio Circle on Monday afternoon about 1 p.m.
“There were four to five different cop cars here, interviewing people walking by. They were here for two hours, three hours maybe. I think it’s scary. I’ve never heard of anyone stealing a mail truck, but there has been a lot of car thefts lately,” Natalie, who lives nearby, said.
Aurora police and the USPS released a statement that said, “Investigation revealed that a suspect stole a cell phone from the victim (postal employee) who then chased after them. A different suspect nearby then took some USPS property and stole the USPS mail vehicle. Postal Inspectors responded and assisted with the investigation. The mail vehicle was found nearby about 2 hours later with the mail still inside.”
The suspects were described as two African American males, about 18-22 years old.
Greg Burke lives across the street. “I imagine it’s a federal crime. I think it’s pretty risky. Not sure where you’re going to stash the truck,” he said.
No one was injured. “It’s gotta be traumatic. I hope she gets time off or paid time off. Not something that happens in the normal course of a mail carrier’s work,” Natalie said.
This case is still under investigation. There were no injuries reported. Postal Inspectors believe no mail was stolen during this incident.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Aurora Police Department at 303-627-3100, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service at 1-877-876-2455 or you can remain anonymous and contact our partners at Metro Denver Crime Stoppers at 720-913-7867.