UPS Driver Runs Into Big Trouble on Chicago Street While Making Delivery

UPS Driver Runs Into Big Trouble on Chicago Street While Making Delivery
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A UPS driver making deliveries in Chicago’s South Side was tied up while thieves robbed his truck of packages, on the afternoon of May 17.

Three masked, armed men stole the packages while a woman prepared the getaway vehicle.

“They had an arm full of packages, each person, and they came back to the van and threw the stuff up in there,” said one bystander that didn’t want to be identified, describing the assailants.

Police analyzed the driver’s wrists and ankles for evidence and dusted the UPS truck for fingerprints. The robbery took place in the Englewood neighborhood.

UPS issued a statement saying they are aware of the incident and the condition of the driver. The company said they are working with authorities to investigate.

Police are seeking at least three of the four suspects. No other description was offered aside from the suspects’ gender and race.

In November, a FedEx driver was robbed while delivering a package in Chicago.

“Him and the guy were kind of having a tug of war with the package,” said Annie Burgett, who spoke to the driver after the crime, via CBS Chicago. “And the guy reached his other hand in his pocket as if he was going to pull out something, so [the driver] just let the package go. He just told him, ‘Okay, it’s yours.’”

Brandon Jackson, who delivers packages for USPS, told CBS Chicago these kinds of robberies are very common.

“We get alerts on our scanners every time one of our carriers is robbed. 2-3 times a week we get the alerts,” he said.

The robberies typically spike during the holiday season.

“Around Christmas time, kids and adults — they try to run up in your trucks or take packages from you. What can you do but give it to them?” said Brandon, via CBS Chicago.

 

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