A U.S. Postal Service worker was robbed of his packages in the area of Tara Boulevard and Summercourt Drive near Jonesboro, Clayton County police said.

Postal worker robbed of packages by woman with rifle, police say

A woman with a rifle robbed a U.S. Postal Service worker of his packages in Clayton County, police said.

Tiffany Fearby, 30, was arrested on charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault in connection with the incident, which occurred Wednesday in the area of Tara Boulevard and Summercourt Drive near Jonesboro, Clayton County police spokesman Sgt. C. West said.

The postal worker was not injured, according to police.

Before officers found Fearby, they evacuated the area and stopped traffic along adjacent streets, West said. 

“Upon further investigation, officers located the female suspect in the area nearby and placed her in custody,” he said.

Fearby is being held in the Clayton County Jail. In addition to armed robbery and aggravated assault, she faces charges of reckless conduct and discharging a firearm near a highway, jail records show.

The investigation is ongoing.

In a statement, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Postal Inspector’s Office said: “Postal inspectors worked closely with our local law enforcement partners to investigate this incident. The safety and well-being of USPS employees is a top priority of the Inspection Service.”

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