ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — It’s been a busy year for postal carriers with deliveries on the rise. More than 600,000 employees delivered 130 billion pieces of mail in 2020, with 20 million a day in December.
But over the past few months, armed robberies have been on the rise.
“This is specific to Albuquerque right now, this isn’t really a trend nationwide,” Postal Inspector Brook Robinson said.
In November, northeast Albuquerque had three separate reported USPS armed robberies.