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Mail thief caught on camera

Posted at 4:26 PM, Dec 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-05 19:24:50-05

An unknown man in a white truck is caught on surveillance cameras Sunday morning  rummaging through mail on North Euclid Avenue. 

The cameras were rolling when man in the truck went door to door taking mail. 

Jessica Grimes says, when the mail thief got to her mailboxes he spent nearly four minutes trying to get into the box. He was successful after prying open one of the locks. 


"He was able to get it open and get all the mail out. I don't know what kind of tool he used," says Grimes.

Grimes says, she had taken her mail out on Saturday but that wasn't the case for her neighbor Gavin Empie.

Empie says, "most of the mail in there was from the prior tenant but it's still frustrating." 

"Luckily, I don't have a lot of things sent to this address but if I were to have Christmas cards or personal things then I'm sure that's what they were going for," says Empie. 

Daniel Grossenbach, Postal Inspector with the United States Postal Service says mail theft is a big deal. 

If you see that your mail has been compromised or something you were expecting never came - you should alert the postal service right away.

"That's a real way for us to start working a lead and working a case to try to get the bad guy that took the mail," says Grossenbach. 

Grossenbach suggests, you should never let your mail sit in your mailbox. Checking your mailbox daily reduces your chances of becoming a victim of mail theft. 

If you're going on vacation - alert the USPS and put your mail on hold. 

To report stolen mail, click here or call 877-876-2455.