The latest in a string of armed robberies and burglaries carried out against local postal people was reported Friday when a postal delivery person was robbed at gunpoint on Santa Rosa Avenue.
The victim was reported shaken but unhurt after they were confronted by a lone gunman, black, between 40 and 50 years old, wearing a black hat and back leather jacket. The man was armed with a black pistol.
As in a series of similar cases in Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette and other places in the East Bay, keys and personal belongings were taken.
This site happened to have been talking with another mail carrier, whose delivery vehicle was recently burglarized as they were making a delivery, and news of the stickups has postal workers understandably anxious.
One mail thief, we were told, was recently caught after taking mail from residents living at the Moraga County Club and attempting to use credit cards stolen in the theft at a local store.
Another delivery person was robbed at gunpoint in Walnut Creek on Thursday, losing mailbox keys and other items to the gunman.