Letter carrier helps police nab burglars in Aurora

AURORA - A letter carrier with the United States Postal Service is credited with helping to deliver a burglary suspect to the Aurora Police Department.

Police say the letter carrier called 911 after noticing a suspicious vehicle exit the garage of a home in northeast Aurora. As the car drove away, she saw the front door was left open and the window next to the door was broken.

Two officers were sent to the area, police said. When they tried to pull over the suspect vehicle, the driver pulled into an apartment complex, got out of the car and tried to run away.

The driver was caught, while another suspect ran across the Highline Canal and into the neighborhood near Exposition and Jasper.

Police say another suspect ran across the Highline Canal and into the neighborhood near Exposition and Jasper. He was subsequently captured in a backyard by a third officer.

The car the suspects were in was identified as one reported stolen on Sunday.

Police did not include the name of the letter carrier who cracked the case in their Facebook post announcing the arrest, and USPS apparently didn't know about her contribution.

"The carrier is a silent hero, as we didn’t know about this incident previously," said USPS Spokesman David Rupert. "We’re eager to make sure this person gets the proper honor for going above and beyond."

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