CEDAR PARK, Texas — The Cedar Park Police Department and members of the United States Postal Inspectors have made two arrests after a USPS letter carrier was robbed the morning of Nov. 28 at the 1900 block of Yaupon Trail.
On Thursday, police arrested Alejandro Julian Garza, 29, and Skylar Renee Johnson, 31, at 7000 Convict Hill Drive in Austin. A master key was located with them, along with a firearm, narcotics and crates of mail with identifying information, police said. Both suspects are charged with multiple felonies at the state and federal level.
Police said the master key can open many mailboxes and collection bins around the city.
Police are asking residents make some changes to ensure the safety of their mail including:
- Depositing any outgoing mail inside post office lobbies or in a USPS blue collection box. If you place your outgoing mail in a blue USPS collection box, be sure to do so before the last collection time
- Retrieving incoming mail as quickly as possible. Do not let it sit overnight
- Having your incoming mail delivered to your work address or to a neighbor's or friend's home that does not require a locked mailbox component
- Staying aware of your surroundings when checking your mail
If you have any information on this incident, contact Detective Anthony Bridgewater at 512-260-4886 or by email at Anthony.Bridgewater@cedarparktexas.gov. You can also call the United States Postal Inspection Service hotline at 877-876-2455 or visit the website at www.uspis.gov/report if you believe your mail has been stolen.
Robbing a letter carrier is a federal offense punishable by up to 10 years in prison.
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