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Published on April 16, 2024
USPS Letter Carrier Robbed at Gunpoint, Injured During Daytime Heist in Union CitySource: Unsplash / Tareq Ismail

In a daring daytime heist, a United States Postal Service (USPS) letter carrier became the victim of an armed robbery while on duty in Union City, California. The event took place in the 4600 block of Granada Way on Saturday, April 13, 2024, around 2:19 PM, where the postal worker was confronted and subsequently robbed at gunpoint, according to a statement by the Union City Police Department.

The beleaguered letter carrier suffered minor injuries during the incident and was later transported to a local hospital for necessary medical attention, sustaining wounds that were not life-threatening, however, as of now, law enforcement has yet to apprehend the perpetrators, authorities are asking for any witnesses or those with knowledge to come forth, there doesn't seem to be ongoing threats to the community stemming from this particular crime. Community members are urgently prompted to report any peculiar activities directly to the Union City Police Department (UCPD).

Detective Parodi, a part of the Union City Police Department's Investigations Unit which is currently handling the investigation in collaboration with USPS officials, is spearheading the effort to chase up leads. Those with information are encouraged to contact Detective Parodi at 510-675-5227 or by sending an email to [email protected], the USPS is also stepping up efforts by offering a reward of up to $150,000 for information that may lead to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the offense, if you have information but wish to remain anonymous you may contact the Postal Inspection Service at 877-876-2455 or leave information at 510-675-5207 or via email at [email protected].

While the hunt for the suspects continues, Sergeant Brandon Hayward of the UCPD is the designated point of contact for all media-related queries and can be reached at 510-760-4373 – the local community and police are maintaining vigilance and those in surrounding areas are encouraged to assist in any way they can to help provide justice for the assaulted USPS worker and restore a sense of safety within the neighborhood.