FedEx Driver Kidnapped, Robbed At Gunpoint

Driver wasn't injured, but several packages were stolen, police say

By Jessica Guido
|  Tuesday, Nov 8, 2011  |  Updated 3:25 PM CDT
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A FedEx driver says he was abducted at gunpoint while collecting packages in the Sauganash neighborhood Monday night.

The driver, who has not been publicly identified, said he was collecting packages at a drop box on the 6200 block of North Pulaski Road around 9:10 p.m. when he was approached by at least one man wielding a gun, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The robbers threw a jacket over the man's face and ordered him into a van. A second robber took the keys to the FedEx truck and the vehicles drove to an alley in the 1600 block of North Paulina Street.

"The victim said that the suspects ordered him to stay in the FedEx truck for 10 minutes or they would kill him and they knew where he lives," according to a police report given to the Tribune.

The driver was able to find another FedEx driver and contact police. Several packages were stolen, as well as the electronic computer pad used by drivers and the man's wallet.

The driver was not injured in the event.

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