BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Two men accused of robbing a UPS driver at gunpoint are still on the run. Baltimore City Police say the armed robbery happened in the 5900-block of Roland Park Avenue.
Christie Ileto explains people living in the area say this type of crime is unusual.
Held up at gunpoint while delivering Christmas packages on Roland Park Avenue. Baltimore City Police say the UPS driver is OK, but two men behind the brazen armed robbery remain on the run.
“When that kind of violence and thievery happens it does sort of take your breath away,” said Susan Gauvey.
“I think that’s too bad. It’s really not in the holiday spirit,” Anne Perkins said.
The stickup happened Friday evening. Detectives say one of the two suspects pulled a handgun on the driver. The pair then got into the UPS truck and made off with an undisclosed number of packages.
“There have been a few kind of minor burglaries or thefts in the neighborhood just recently. So maybe this is related,” said David Kearn.
Police have been contacting other delivery drivers in the area to make sure they are aware of this latest act of violence and to also make sure they are aware of their surroundings when they’re making holiday deliveries.
“I think we all need to be careful at Christmas time,” Perkins said.
As for what exactly was taken and who it belongs to, that remains a mystery. But detectives are working to catch the thieves before they steal Christmas from someone else.
The suspects were last seen driving off in a burgundy colored Buick sedan.
Anyone with information should contact Baltimore City Police.
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