Robbers demand mailbox keys from St. Louis County postal workers

OLD JAMESTOWN, Mo. – Two men are charged with robbing postal workers in St. Louis County. Roy Jones, 19, and Xavier Boyd, 18, are each being held with a $50,000 bond. They could also be charged with the crimes against federal employees.

A postal worker delivering mail was approached by a man with a gun around 12:30pm near the corner of Sunswept Park Court and Springtime Lane on Thursday. The man asked for the key that the postal worker uses to open a mailbox. The employee handed over the key and the suspect got into a black Volkswagen SUV, which drove away.

Another postal worker was approached a short time later by a man getting out of a black Volkswagen SUV. He delivered mail to an apartment complex on the 600 block of Greenway Manor Drive. The man showed a gun and asked for the key to the mailbox. The worker complied and the man climbed onto the passenger side of the vehicle and disappeared.

St. Louis County Police found the vehicle a few miles away. The suspects sped away when police tried to stop them. The Volkswagen crashed on New Halls Ferry Road and Lindbergh Boulevard. The suspects ran away and were eventually arrested.

The driver, Xavier Boyd, carried a 9mm Glock pistol. In addition to the stolen keys, two other firearms were found in the vehicle.

The victims were taken to the crime scene. They identified Roy Jones as the man who took the keys.

https://fox2now.com/news/missouri/robbers-demand-mailbox-keys-from-postal-workers-in-st-louis-county/ Robbers demand mailbox keys from St. Louis County postal workers

Nate Jones

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