TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

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TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby philip964 » Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:12 pm

https://www.click2houston.com/news/ups- ... university

West University is a wealthy neighborhood in Houston.

The armed robbers struck as the UPS drivers were in the back sorting packages.

They took only their personal items like money and cell phone. They also wanted their uniforms.

We can only imagine why they wanted their uniforms.

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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby bblhd672 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:13 am

‘‘Tis the season. Two more thugs deserving a short career.
Wonder if the BMW was stolen.
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Postby Charles L. Cotton » Tue Nov 21, 2017 5:21 pm

philip964 wrote:https://www.click2houston.com/news/ups-drivers-robbed-at-gunpoint-while-delivering-packages-in-west-university

We can only imagine why they wanted their uniforms.


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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby GreenMan0352 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:47 pm

philip964 wrote:Mentions race for once.



Yeah it said "two dark white skinned" suspects :lol:: "rlol"
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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby E10 » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:51 pm

If I find a UPS/FedEx/etc. driver at my door, I always look for the truck in front of my house. They don’t like to walk, so a genuine driver will have the truck nearby. A fraud could get or fake the uniform, but the truck is harder. Regardless, I’m armed when I answer the door.

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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby troglodyte » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:56 pm

Around our town they have a runner on the truck during the busy holiday season. The driver drops the runner off on one street with a hand truck and they deliver one block while the driver delivers the next.

So there may not be a big brown truck by the curb but there should be a hand truck some where.

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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby ELB » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:04 pm

Follow-up:

I didn't find anything about this incident, but last December, this happened: http://www.statesman.com/news/national/ ... YBOEPvhWP/

ETA more on last December's attack: http://abc13.com/news/homeowner-brutall ... r/1636109/
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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby ELB » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:05 pm

troglodyte wrote:Around our town they have a runner on the truck during the busy holiday season. The driver drops the runner off on one street with a hand truck and they deliver one block while the driver delivers the next.

So there may not be a big brown truck by the curb but there should be a hand truck some where.


UPS and FedEx also rent UHaul trucks to augment their fleet. I don't know if they make deliveries using the UHauls, but I believe they do.
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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby The Annoyed Man » Tue Nov 28, 2017 2:12 pm

UPS came by my house this morning in their usual brown truck of happiness, and there were two dudes in the truck. They had the audacity to drop off the box containing my new Pelican rifle case. The NERVE!
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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby dave_in_austin » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:47 pm

It would not surprise me if they intend to wear the uniforms while they steal packages from peoples' front porches during the holiday package rush. This crime seems to be a rapidly increasing problem. The uniforms would give them an air of legitimacy if they were observed by neighbors carrying packages from houses. They could claim they are retrieving mis-delivered packages.


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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby philip964 » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:21 pm

One of those $3 safety yellow vests works as well.

It's a license now to be anywhere.


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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby flechero » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:56 pm

ELB wrote:UPS and FedEx also rent UHaul trucks to augment their fleet. I don't know if they make deliveries using the UHauls, but I believe they do.


Yes, they routinely use them around here during peak times. (Temple area)


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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby AnglinTexas » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:42 am

flechero wrote:
ELB wrote:UPS and FedEx also rent UHaul trucks to augment their fleet. I don't know if they make deliveries using the UHauls, but I believe they do.


Yes, they routinely use them around here during peak times. (Temple area)



I’ve also seen them use UHauls to deliver around Livingston

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Re: TX: 2 West University UPS drivers robbed of their uniforms

Postby rob777 » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:27 am

AnglinTexas wrote:
flechero wrote:
ELB wrote:UPS and FedEx also rent UHaul trucks to augment their fleet. I don't know if they make deliveries using the UHauls, but I believe they do.


Yes, they routinely use them around here during peak times. (Temple area)



I’ve also seen them use UHauls to deliver around Livingston


Had UPS delivering packages on our street (in Cypress) yesterday in a Budget rental truck. He parked in the cul-de-sac and walked to the 2-3 houses to deliver.
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