VICTORVILLE – An Adelanto father and son were arrested and face federal charges in connection with a robbery that occurred last week at a Victorville Postal Service facility. The United State Department of Justice officials said in a news release that the pair is also suspected in a series of additional robberies that span over an 18-month period. The other robberies involved postal trucks that were en route to deliver mail across Southern California. During the robberies of the postal trucks the suspects jumped on the back of the postal trucks and opened the rear door. The suspects stole mostly registered mail, most which contained cash, checks, and money orders.
Corey Parker Sr., 46, and Corey Parker Jr., 23, are suspected of causing an approximate loss of $400,000 as a result of their thefts. The father and son pair were charged on Friday with conspiracy to rob the Victorville Post office on Thursday, March 2, 2017. The two appeared in court on Friday afternoon are being held without bond at this time. “The brazen acts of these defendants demonstrate the lengths to which mail thieves will go, including jumping onto moving vehicles and attempting to rob secure post offices,” said United States Attorney Eileen M. Decker. “This case is the latest of several cases highlighting my office’s focus on criminals victimizing the Postal Service and its customers.”
The preliminary hearing is scheduled for Friday, March 17, 2017, and arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday, March 22, 2017. If convicted both face up to 5 years in federal prison. “This arrest is a result of determination and good old-fashioned police work exhibited by the Postal Inspectors assigned to the case,” said William Hedrick, Postal Inspector in Charge of the Los Angeles Field Office. He added, “A large part of the Postal Inspection Service mission is assuring the safety of postal employees and we want them to have confidence that they can focus on their duties. These types of crimes against postal employees are rare, but when they do occur, they become top priority for us.”
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