To clarify any misperceptions about recent media stories and a Bernalillo County Sheriff Office communication recently on nextdoor.com (this is the name of the web site, not a link!) about mail carriers being car-jacked at gun point, I want to let you know about what has occurred in the Foothills Area Command regarding this type of criminal activity.
On January 26, 2016 at 10:25 a.m. on the 3800-block of Juan Tabo Blvd NE, a mail carrier was out of the marked mail delivery vehicle on the left side of the vehicle when an unknown female walked up to the right side of the mail delivery vehicle, reached in and stole a handful of mail from inside the postal vehicle. The female then ran into a waiting vehicle nearby with an unknown male driver and both fled the scene. There was no car-jacking, no gun involved and the mail carrier is fine. The USPS has taken over the investigation of the case and the charges will be Federal charges. APD responded to the initial call and has this crime listed as an Auto Burglary per our FBI Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) standard protocol.
If you have any questions, please contact the US Postal Service for further information.