Source: UPS driver taken hostage, robbed of dozens of packages in Metro East

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 11:42 AM

Updated Tuesday, Dec 18 at 5:29 PM

EAST ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – 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.

No injuries were reported.

 

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