Suspects sought in armed robberies of letter carriers

OAKLAND — Law enforcement officials with the United States Postal Service asked for residents’ help in solving a series of armed robberies of letter carriers.

Outside the main post office Tuesday on Seventh Street in West Oakland, Rafael Nuñez of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service’s San Francisco division listed two incidents late last year and another pair this month.

Around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 17, 2020, three suspects brandished a firearm at a letter carrier in the 6500 block of Tremont Street before taking mail from the rear of his vehicle and driving away in a gold late-1990s model Honda CR-V.

Six weeks later, around 6:30 p.m. on December 31, two suspects robbed a letter-carrier at gunpoint in the 9900 block of Bancroft Avenue before fleeing in a sedan.


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