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USPS Employee, Half-Brother Expected in Court in L.A. Postal Truck Heists

A U.S. Postal Service employee and his half-brother are expected to plead not guilty Monday to federal charges that they held up USPS trucks in Los Angeles, causing nearly a quarter-million dollars in losses.

William Crosby, 32, the USPS employee, and Myron Crosby, 27, both of Inglewood, were named in an updated eight-count indictment unsealed last month, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

The Crosbys allegedly participated in the armed robbery of a USPS truck driver on March 1 after the vehicle was forced to stop on a 110 Freeway off-ramp. The indictment also alleges that William Crosby participated in the Feb. 1 armed robbery of a Postal Service driver, as well as the burglary of a Postal Service truck on Aug. 1, 2017.

As a former supervisor, William Crosby knew when the USPS transported cash generated from the sale of money orders and USPS merchandise -- information that is not known to all Postal Service employees, according to the indictment, which alleges that the burglary and two armed robberies caused cash losses of about $240,000.

The indictment charges both Crosbys with conspiracy and robbery of United States property in relation to the March 1 heist. William Crosby is additionally charged with theft of government property and an additional count of robbery of United States property.

If convicted of all charges, the Crosbys would face decades in prison, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

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