UPS driver held up at gunpoint while making deliveries in Ridgewood, cops say

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Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Police need the public’s help in finding the gunman who robbed a UPS driver at gunpoint on a Ridgewood street last week.

The NYPD released on Tuesday, Jan. 31, images of an individual wanted for questioning in connection with the holdup that occurred on Stanhope Street near Seneca Avenue at 2:10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 24.


According to law enforcement agents, the 35-year-old UPS truck driver was making a delivery to a Stanhope Street home when he was approached by an unknown individual who brandished a silver firearm and demanded cash from the truck driver.

The gun-toting crook then fled the location in a gray Honda Accord in an unknown direction with approximately $400, police said.

Photo courtesy of the NYPD
Photo courtesy of the NYPD

Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident and there were no reported injuries.

The robber has been described as a black male, approximately 25-30 years old, standing approximately 6 feet tall, weighing 180 pounds and last seen wearing a UPS jacket, blue jeans and black sneakers.

Anyone with information in regards to this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). Tips can also be submitted by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

All calls and messages are kept confidential.