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Two Amazon delivery vans stolen from employees, one at gunpoint

Authorities have not yet confirmed if the cases are related.

Two Amazon delivery trucks were stolen over the weekend in St. Paul, authorities say, with one of the incidents involving firearms.

In Saturday's incident, the suspect followed an Amazon truck in a SUV for two blocks, waiting for the 26-year-old employee to deliver a package on Bush Avenue between Earl Street and Johnson Parkway. 

A man from the SUV jumped into the Amazon truck and sped away, with the SUV still following, according to police records. 

Officers found the Amazon truck on York Avenue off Earl Street, about a half mile from where it was stolen. A witness reported that after the truck parked, the suspect loaded packages into a SUV. Using the license plate number of that SUV, police found the vehicle was registered to a St. Paul address. 

When police arrived at the St. Paul residence, they found the SUV, suspects and the packages. One person has been arrested on warrant. 

Sunday, a 23-year-old delivery driver saw his truck being stolen as he delivered a package near Front Avenue and Albermarle Street.  

A van parked next to the Amazon vehicle, and then someone began driving the vehicle in reverse, he told police. 

He decided to jump into the vehicle through the backdoor. The robber confronted him with a gun and said, "You still got your job, you wanna keep your life?" according to police records. The employee grabbed his backpack and jumped from the moving van, then watched both vehicles speed off. 

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Police used a GPS system in the Amazon vehicle to find it near the 800 block of Marion Street, where it no longer had its packages or passengers. 

The case reminds under investigation. 

The reports did not indicate that the cases were connected, but St. Paul police spokesperson Steve Linders told the Pioneer Press that “it’s a possibility and something our investigators will be looking into." 

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