Three indicted for armed robbery of USPS driver in Grand Island

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Three Omaha men face federal charges after being accused of the December armed kidnapping and robbery of a U.S. Postal Service truck driver in Grand Island.

The incident happened on December 14, 2018.

U.S. Attorney Joe Kelly announced the unsealing of a five-count indictment against Gary Fellows, Sidney Britt and Joshua Britt.

The charges include robbery, kidnapping of a federal employee and use of a firearm to commit a crime of violence.

Officials say the three men were armed when they bound the truck driver's hands, covered the driver's head and took bags of cash and deposits belonging to the U.S. Postal Service.

Bill Hedrick is inspector in charge of the Denver division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. He says his division's highest priority is to protect its employees from harm and that "this violent and dangerous armed kidnapping and robbery of our employee will not be tolerated."

“We want our employees and the public to know that Postal Inspectors will aggressively pursue anyone who attempts to use violence to harm our employees and the mail and items that the public entrusts to us,” said Hedrick.