MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee police say the mail van that was taken during a carjacking on Wednesday, December 9th has been found -- but the mail that was inside, and the suspect responsible for the carjacking have not.
The mail van was located near 38th and Ruby Wednesday night, December 9th. A neighbor discovered the van abandoned there.
Milwaukee police say they are still looking for the suspect.
Police for the United States Postal Inspectors combed the neighborhood near 38th and Ruby Thursday -- going door-to-door in their search for clues as the investigation into this crime continues.
"The mail that was in the vehicle, about 100 pieces of First-Class mail and approximately 10 packages was missing -- so the individual we believe took that. We might be able to track (the mail's owners) down by the tracking numbers so we can talk to them about what was missing and notify them that it is definitely not there anymore. In addition, we'll put out fliers to the area that was affected to see if anyone was missing any checks or credit cards," Fran Pilon, U.S. postal inspector said.
Police were working to see whether any fingerprints could be lifted from the mail van in an effort to identify the suspect.
This strong armed robbery happened near 57th and Burleigh on Wednesday afternoon -- while the mail carrier was on her route. It was all captured via surveillance cameras. The suspect got away with the vehicle, and the mail inside.
It happened around 12:15 p.m.
The video shows a mail carrier getting into her van when a suspect runs up to her, opens the passenger side door, and forces the mail carrier out of her vehicle.
"Thank God she got out safe, you know?" Faries Jaraba, Full House Grocery manager said.
The suspect took off in the van -- headed eastbound on Burleigh as the victim found some help.