Two Arrested After Allegedly Robbing Mail Carrier

First published in the Oct. 29 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

A man and a woman suspected of robbing a mail carrier in Burbank were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of identity theft and carrying an unregistered gun.
Burbank Police Department officers responded about 2 p.m. on Sept. 12 to the 200 block of South 6th Street , near Olive Avenue, on reports of the robbery. Officers spoke to the U.S. Postal Service mail carrier, who told police she was placing mail into a box unit outside of an apartment complex “when her attention was drawn to two (suspects) dressed in FedEx uniforms,” police said in a statement.
One suspect removed the postal worker’s universal key from the apartment mailbox and fled with the other suspect in a nearby vehicle. The postal worker took a picture of the suspect vehicle’s license plate and provided the information to authorities.
Police detectives used the information provided and additional evidence to identify the suspects as a 42-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman. The relationship between the two suspects, if any, was not specified by police, but authorities said neither was a FedEx employee.
Burbank police arrested the two suspects about 7:30 a.m. Wednesday at their residence in the 11400 block of Hatteras Street, near Lankershim Boulevard in North Hollywood, and they were booked on felony charges including identity theft and possession of an unregistered firearm.
The man was being held on $20,000 bail and was set to appear in court on Friday. The woman was released after posting bond and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 17.