In a brazen midday heist, four juveniles were brought to justice after a series of alarming robberies targeting USPS postal workers in Fremont. This past Thursday, in a calculated move, the suspects allegedly snatched the mail truck keys before taking off in a stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee. A similar incident occurred the previous day, where the young culprits demanded the mail key but fled before acquiring it.
The quartet's spree stopped about an hour after their latest exploit, as Fremont PD's Crime Reduction Unit spotted the stolen vehicle. Making their getaway along Mowry Ave and Fremont Blvd, the suspects' freedom was short-lived due to swiftly arriving officers that initiated a stop, whose suspect vehicle led to a two-mile chase before the surrender.
After corralling all four occupants, the Fremont Police Department disclosed the suspects—all minors—being booked into Alameda County Juvenile Hall. Their ages range from 13 to 15. The driver, a 15-year-old resident of Fremont, faces multiple charges, including robbery and evading a peace officer. According to Fremont PD, the second suspect, a 13-year-old, was already wanted on several felony charges out of San Francisco.
Press Release: Four Juvenile Suspects Arrested in Robbery of USPS Postal Worker— Fremont Police Department (@FremontPD) February 9, 2024
On February 7, 2024, at approximately 11:30 a.m., officers were dispatched to the report of a robbery of a USPS Postal Worker in the area of 3rd Street. The four suspects stole the mail truck keys… pic.twitter.com/7pgGXwtgZy
Prior incidents had captured the suspects' vehicle on the community's camera network, evidencing both flee attempts. The Fremont Police Department, in collaboration with the United States Postal Inspection Service, continues its investigation into these crimes. Locals are implored to come forward with any insights into the USPS worker robberies by contacting the Fremont Police Department Investigations Unit.
As evidenced by recent events, a duty to report suspicious activities looms larger than ever. Fremont Police encourage residents to use their non-emergency line or anonymous texting service for tips. In definitively more dire circumstances, dialing 911 remains the immediate action.