Riverside County sheriff’s investigators are hoping someone will be able to help identify two suspects who assaulted and robbed a postal worker, stealing packages he was delivering in Jurupa Valley.
The robbery happened shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday in the 6300 block of Williams Avenue, near 63rd Street, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Chris Dekker. Detectives have confirmed that the assailants were in a white Ford Expedition with tinted windows, manufactured in the late 1990s or early 2000s.
Dekker said the victim, a U.S. Postal Service employee whose name was withheld, had stopped to make deliveries when he was approached by a woman who handed him a letter addressed to “Santa Claus, North Pole,” then abruptly sprayed him a chemical agent, possibly pepper spray.
The woman’s partner, an unidentified man, then slugged the postman while she snatched packages from the USPS carrier vehicle, Dekker said.
The pair then fled in the SUV.
The victim was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where he was treated for minor injuries, according to the sergeant.
The woman was described as white, about 30 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, with a thin build, dark hair, wearing a black T-shirt and black spandex pants.
Her partner was a white or Hispanic man about 45 years old and 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing 190 pounds and wearing a black ball cap, dark-colored T- shirt and blue jeans.
Anyone with information was to call the sheriff’s Jurupa Valley station at (951) 955-2600.
–City News Service
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