Letter carrier robbed, carjacked at gunpoint calling for backup

Letter carrier robbed, carjacked at gunpoint calling for backup

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DETROIT (WJBK) -

A letter carrier robbed at gunpoint Monday afternoon while on the job is calling for backup protection for postal workers.

Edward Hosendove's cell phone, money and mail delivery truck was stolen.

The vehicle was discovered nearby in the neighborhood, and the suspect was found just a few blocks away within hours.

The suspect has been arrested and all missing property has been recovered.

"It's starting to become too common where letter carries are being assaulted, where letter carriers are being robbed, and something has to be done about it. We are a targets. We are out there alone," says Hosendove.

So, he is calling for a heavier police presence in high crime areas and along streets with vast amounts of vacant homes.

Hosendove says he has contacted the state representative, the City Council member and Detroit Police Chief James Craig's office

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