Stolen mail van recovered near 38th & Ruby; carjacking suspect and mail still missing

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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.

Surveillance cameras capture carjacking of mail carrier

Surveillance cameras capture carjacking of mail carrier

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.

Area where stolen mail van was found - 38th and Ruby

Area where stolen mail van was found - 38th and Ruby

"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.

Investigation near 38th & Ruby after stolen mail truck found

Investigation near 38th & Ruby after stolen mail truck found

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.

Surveillance cameras capture carjacking of mail carrier

Surveillance cameras capture carjacking of mail carrier

"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.

 "She was uninjured, but she`s definitely shaken up," Francis Pilon with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service said. "I`ve worked with the Postal Inspection Service for approximately 10 years and it does not happen. It`s a very infrequent occurrence -- especially for a vehicle to be carjacked like this."
Surveillance cameras capture carjacking of mail carrier

Surveillance cameras capture carjacking of mail carrier

7 comments

  • Joseph

    Whoever did this just messed up their Life big Time because they will be looking at, at least 2 Federal Felonies.

    It is a Felony & a Federal Crime because the suspect stole a Post Office Vehicle which is a U.S. Federal Government Vehicle because The Post Office is a United States Federal Government Agency.

    The Second Felony & Federal Crime is because he stole the Government Vehicle with Mail in it. Any Crime that involves Mail is a Felony automatically.

    Hopefully they put this person away for a very long Time. Hopefully they don’t get some Milwaukee Judge that give them a slap on the wrist. It’s Time to start serious criminals away for a long Time. Did you ever notice that, that a first Time Criminal gets a harder sentence then a repeat criminal in Wisconsin. That because The Wisconsin Justice System is way to lenient with people.

    • Buford T. Justice

      You’re contradicting yourself. You reference Federal this and Federal that but mention a Milwaukee judge presiding over a Federal case? Based on the other Federal crimes being committed by people (stealing weapons from a Army Reserve center, counterfeiting money, tax evasion…) to include Federal employees, this is Baby S!@# compared to that.

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  • MAYHEM LIKE ME

    What an idiot. Don’t steal us government property. Why couldn’t you steal some random car around hood? Half of them start with a screw driver.

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