Clayton police said the robbery is the latest case of thieves targeting mailboxes to commit mail fraud in the area.
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Police caution of check fraud after mail carrier robbed in Clayton
St. Louis Post Dispatch
CLAYTON — A man got away with a mail carrier’s cellphone Tuesday after trying to rob him of mailbox keys, police said.
A man walked up to the mail carrier, flashing his holstered gun, and demanded the keys to mailboxes in the area. The carrier told him that he didn’t have a key, so the man robbed the carrier of his cell phone. He ran west on Harcourt Drive, police say.