Target 11 Investigates: Mail carrier attacks on the rise – WPXI

You’ve heard the saying, “Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet.” But what about bullets and baseball bats? A disturbing Target 11 Investigation reveals what some mail carriers are facing today.

Target 11 discovered more than 2600 mail carrier attacks in the United States during the past two years, with 170 arrow keys reported stolen.

But what’s worse,  said Frank Albergo, a member of the Postal Police and the head of its national union? This explosion of violence and theft was encouraged by two very bad decisions by his own agency, the U.S. Post Office and the Postmaster General.

“It’s frustrating because I know postal police officers could make a difference. And a lot of this is unnecessary,” said Albergo.

So, what’s the problem?

And how could the U.S. Postal Service allow its own carriers to face this growing danger?

Thieves are after checks, account numbers and credit cards that they then sell on the internet.

Source: Target 11 Investigates: Mail carrier attacks on the rise

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