UPS Driver Taken Hostage & Robbed of Christmas Packages in East St. Louis

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A UPS driver was taken hostage and robbed of over eighty packages during a stop today in East St. Louis.
KMOV reported:

A UPS delivery driver was abducted and robbed while making his rounds in East St. Louis on Monday, a source told News 4.

According to the source, the driver was making a delivery in the 500 block of N. 22nd St. when a suspect approached and made him get back in the truck.

The source said the suspect then forced him to drive to about the 3200 block of N. Park in Washington Park.

That’s where they met two to three other suspects. The suspects then unloaded 60 to 80 packages out of the truck and put them into a minivan and four-door sedan, according to the source.

The source said at some point, the suspects got nervous and made the victim drive a block or two away before continuing to unload the packages.

The driver was then allowed to drive away from the scene. According to the source, the driver has been with UPS for more than 25 years.

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  • guy haman

    Let me guess, the suspects were of a dark color???

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  • Mac in NM

    Anyone have a description of the robbers? Oh never mind. I think I know.

  • cecile dildine

    Obviously, rougue tea party members upset with Romneys loss

  • Mac in NM

    There’s a man dressed as a Marine Gunnery Sgt stealing from Toys For Tots in the Denver area. Does someone have a description of this SOB? Oh never mind. I think I know.

  • Buzzy

    It’s an Obama world! I’d bet the robbers looked like Obama’s sons. Too bad the UPS driver wasn’t armed.

  • Adirondack Patriot

    Newsflash: Kenny from O’Shaughnessy’s Bar and Grill just called and said a really drunk UPS guy left a bunch of boxes in his bar.

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    A UPS delivery driver was abducted and robbed while making his rounds in East St. Louis on Monday, a source told News 4.

    The solution is simple: Discontinue service to the area until something changes – either the policing or the social attitude of the majority of its residents.

    Make them come get their packages at an office (and staff it with an armed guard), or flag the relevant zip codes as areas that are not served by home delivery and refuse to accept packages addressed to those areas. No outfit needs to put up with this kind of crap.

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    What was the description of the shooter in Connecticut? Oh wait, never mind

  • Patty

    Surprised this doesn’t happen more often.

  • Bigkahuna
  • Economan

    Either thugs or Democrats.

  • SomethingWicked

    Did they use an “Assault Rifle” to rob him?

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  • paul52

    To #9…. dare you to take a stroll through East St. Louis by your lonesome day or night. I’m sure the Welcome Wagon will take care of you.

  • TrojanMan

    What kind of hazard pay is this dude getting for going into East Berlin i mean East St. Louis?

  • Basil Duke

    To “It’s Time To Repeal the Second Amendment”: I say, let President Obama and Mayor Bloomberg lead by example and completely disarm their security details. Or are some lives more precious than others? (And if you want to bring race into it, check out the stats on your messiah’s home city of Chicago. Local blacks can’t slaughter one another fast enough there – despite some of the most-stringent firearms regulations in the country. Funny how criminals don’t have much compunction about breaking the law.)

  • Remco Kimber

    All I need to read is “East St. Louis” and I know everything I need to know.

    Yes, these thieves would, without question, be part of the “diversity palette” so essential to the PC narrative.

    Or as expressed in Yiddish, Schwartzes,

  • Toa

    Aw, leave poor “I.T.T.R.T.S.A.” alone, folks….he/she is just making him/herself feel good by saying inane things, as “Progressives” are wont to do.

  • Mad Hatter

    For those of you that don’t know, East St. Louis is a 100% “community of color”.

    I was born there in 65, and we moved out in 72. In 1970 it went from a very nice place to live, to a town that became unlivable, all in with two years.

    I grew up on 81st Street and Belleview Ave. One night, a neighborhood kid was shot while he was walking home, just two houses down from us. The next day my dad pulled us out of school, made a homemade “for sale” sign, and two weeks later, we moved.

    It’s been a rotten outhouse ever since, and it wasn’t the farmers that moved in and made it worse.

  • Mad Hatter

    #12
    Economan commented:

    Either thugs or Democrats.

    —————————————————————

    Thugs sure in the hell don’t vote Republican.

  • 2cowsmooing

    Most of these crimes in that area are drug related. Dealers order drugs and intercept ups or fed-ex drivers. Rob them and disappear. Most of the addresses are vacant or not related.

  • AmericaWILL

    In my area we’re dealing with mail being stolen from boxes and packages from doors. This time last year it was metal thiefs. They took patio furniture, grills, anything not bolted down. Welcome to Obama’s world.

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  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    To #9…. dare you to take a stroll through East St. Louis by your lonesome day or night. I’m sure the Welcome Wagon will take care of you.

    —————————–

    No, I would not, but that is a totally different issue than the ugly blaming the color of one’s skin as in comments #1 and #3 above. THAT is what I was responding to.

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    #17 Basil Duke – (And if you want to bring race into it, check out the stats on your messiah’s home city of Chicago. Local blacks can’t slaughter one another fast enough there
    ———————-

    I did NOT bring race into this. See comments #1 and #3 for who introduced race into this. That is the only reason I responded at all

  • Tenetra

    Mac and Buzzy are very IGNORANT WITH THEIR COMMENTS…BUT I GUESS I KNOW WHAT RACE U ARE..SMH

  • Basil Duke

    “It’s Time to Repeal the Second Amendment”: Do you think your messiah’s administration did the right thing by deliberately funneling firearms to Mexican drug cartels – firearms that were subsequently used to slaughter more than 300 Mexicans and at least one United States border agent (Brian Terry)? Do you support your messiah’s decision to provide guns and shoulder-launched rockets to the very same Islamic sociopaths who later murdered Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans – most likely using those very same Obama weapons to commit the atrocity? Do you support your messiah’s use of unmanned drones to kill unarmed women and children? Do you believe that a national ban on firearms will prevent domestic psychotics – such as those that can be found in abundance in East St. Louis, north St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit and virtually all other large American cities – from obtaining guns?

  • Bob

    More Obamamites who feel they are entitled to what others have. This country is going to he ll in a handbasket due the democratic party influence.
    We have such a low education voter base that this is the major issue.

  • greenfairie

    This is how kids in East St. Louis get their Christmas presents. Instead of waiting for Santa, they just jack the UPS man.

  • ALL_IS_LOST

    I honestly don’t know why this does not happen more often, but why rob the truck in East St. Louis? Wouldn’t you go to Clayton or Ladue?

  • Sasja

    It seems as though there is an increase in thefts, but I’m probably just responding to the new media and how we now learn almost immediately after a crime is committed. I would like to think that but I do realize we have a slew of people who feel entitled to others labors which is encouraged by the lib pols. Merry Christmas.

    http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2012/12/18/grinches-steal-thousands-in-christmas-care-packages-meant-for-deployed-troops/

  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    Some facts about East St. Louis.

    East St. Louis was named an All-America City in 1959… until all the white people moved out.

    East St. Louis has one of the highest crime rates and is one of the FBI’s 100 most dangerous cities in America with murder rates surpassing New Orleans, Baltimore, and Detroit.

    The following table shows East St. Louis crime rate.

    East St Louis National average
    Murder 101.9 5.6
    Rape 251.3 32.2
    Robbery 1,347.0 195.4
    Assault 5,847.3 340.1
    Burglary 2,442.8 814.5
    Auto theft 2,067.5 526.5

  • valerie

    #9 December 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment! commented:

    As usual, you missed the point. The description of the gunman in the CT shooting went out right away, as it always does when the media isn’t being pc. Hiding inconvenient facts and ignoring stories because they put a media outlet’s friends at a disadvantage is inconstant with the entire notion of a free press.

  • Nate Higgers

    This solution is simple: ban all black people from planet earth.
    99% of our problems gone overnight, instantly.

  • I’m not racist because I’ve got a black friend I carry around occasionally, his name is Glock.
    I’ve also have some other black friends, their names are Remington, Marlin, & Winchester.

  • NoResolution

    I’ve been through East. St. Lou a few times and there two things I know. I was the only white person around and it smells really badly because of the sewer plant or something. I don’t know what it was, but it stinks.

  • chewydog

    A usps truck in Denver. Thieves used knives…

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    @ #34 Valerie

    Well, as you can see from comments #34 and #35 there are many racists lurking around here and Jim Hoft fosters it by posting all these types of stories as if there is some war by blacks against whites. Ever thought about the fact that the UPS driver himself may have been black? Does Jim ever think of the black VICTIMS of all of this crime? Of course not because they have an agenda and a “professional conservative” career they must push. Gotta sell books and promote speaking fees right? “Conservative” is a meaningless designation now and is now nothing more than a title that is used to makes sales no different from “organic” or “green”. Wake up

  • It’s Time To Repeal the 2nd Amendment!

    I meant comments #35 and #36 were the racist ones

  • mcashc

    39- What is Soros paying you these days? Us greedy Americans might join the dark side if the pay is right.

  • msbalenciaga

    No one specified the color of the robbers but we definitely know that the horrific shootings in Aurora and Newtown were done by….Never mind…You already know!!!!

  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    The next day my dad pulled us out of school, made a homemade “for sale” sign, and two weeks later, we moved.

    Hats off to your dad for his quick and decisive actions. He could, quite conceivably, have saved your life and those of the rest of your family.

  • Not for foolery

    Real race has nothing to do with the story, the crime is the issue so you sorry, pitiful losers who are still pissy because Obama was re-elected please go hang out with one of your bipolar, drug user, ignorant friends and what for them to shot up the next elementary school hopefully they will shot you first then themselves before they kill anyone else’s kids. Go speak on something worth addressing like poverty, education, medical advancement, gun control, fair wages, and make sure kids aren’t as stupid as you.

  • jeepmama2

    I am glad to hear that the driver was not harmed. Whenever a crime is committed, there are victims. Does the race of the one committing the crime make a difference to the victim? NO!!! A violation of ones personal space is still a violation no matter who commits the violation. Moral of thestory, the driver was unharmed…..thank God.