Video and picture of person checking mailboxes in Highland Park last night

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    mypatience1978
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    I have video and a still picture of a vehicle pulling up to our set of mail boxes and checking each one. This happened late last night I want to make sure as many people as possible see the video and picture here in West Seattle. I do not know how to post a video or picture here, but would love to know how so I can get them posted.

    #800132

    PangolinPie
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    Yikes! Could you upload the photo to somewhere like imgur.com? I live in HP and I always worry about my mail being stolen. You could upload the video to YouTube.

    #800133

    sam-c
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    I don’t know- maybe you could contact the editors here and see if they could put it on the WSB home page as part of a crime reporting round up? I don’t know what their parameters are though, of posting images without confirming an actual crime was committed. like- is it OBVIOUS in the video they were checking out each mail box versus idling there for no apparent reason ?

    #800134

    mypatience1978
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    I did send the video and picture to the editors and hope that they can post it on the front page. You can clearly see the man in the video opening each mail box, there are three of them. I will upload the video to YouTube and see if I can get it one here. Thanks for the help!

    #800135

    mypatience1978
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    #800136

    Sue
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    Have you notified police of this?

    #800137

    mypatience1978
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    Yes!

    #800138

    PangolinPie
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    Yeah, that IS pretty obvious. I hope they catch that guy (guys?)!!

    #800139

    anonyme
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    Interesting that the license plate seems to be off to the side…hope that’s diagnostic for the police. I’ll be watching for the guy, and the car. When I walk my dog early in the morning I often see rows of mailboxes standing open. They probably just cruise neighborhoods at night…

    Thanks for posting!

    #800140

    Rod Clark
    Member

    You can see the passenger reach his hand into the middle mailbox. It went by too fast to see whether he had mail in his hand, watching at normal speed. But enlarge the video to full screen, pause it at 00:21 and then step through the next second or two of frames. Between 00:21 and 00:22 you’ll see him pull an envelope out of the mailbox. The envelope has several lines of writing on the outside. He takes the envelope with him, shuts the mailbox with his other hand, and the car drives off.

    #800141

    bigwave
    Member

    Strikes me that it’s a 4-Door White Honda. The same sort of vehicle that has been reported as slowly following and harassing female runners early in the morning in the West Seattle area for the last 2+ years.

    Same vehicle? Do the occupants look familiar?

    #800142

    bigwave
    Member

    That is a 1990 Honda Accord EX 4-Door. The grill, emblem placement and air dam are unique for that year.

    #800143

    anonyme
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    With all this great police work by WSB readers, the perps should be caught in no time. Of course, they’ll be out of jail and back on the “job” in a week…

    #800144

    dervish
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    MyPatience: One of the local news outlets has expressed interest on your youtube page. Maybe you can get them a higher quality to run on the air. :)

    #800145

    Rod Clark
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    #800146

    CeeBee
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    Please also inform the US Postal Inspection Service! They have an on-line reporting webpage

    https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/contactus/filecomplaint.aspx.

    (my dad was a Postal Inspector)

    #800147

    anonyme
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    A mail prowler was confronted on 37th Ave SW on Monday night about 11 pm, just off SW 102nd St. Pickup truck filled with junk. Look out, those scrappers may be stealing more than metal from your yard…

    #800148

    Breezy
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    There’s been a lot of mail theft in our neighborhood in the last couple of months. I found loads of discarded mail (turned in to police and returned to residents) in the street and shrubs on my morning walks. Here in Normandy Park, they are opening boxes and breaking locked boxes and grabbing mail people have left inside. I strongly encourage you pick up your mail daily or have someone do it for you if you can’t. If the bad guys encounter zero mail a few times around, they may just stop this awful invasion of our privacy. In the meantime, continue surveillance and sharing these pictures with us – thanks!

    #800149

    trickycoolj
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    Might be worth checking into the process of getting locked mailboxes for your block. I feel a lot better that my block has locked individual boxes and 2 locked parcel boxes. I try to choose USPS when I can for my packages so that they can at least be locked while I’m not home.

    #800150

    afrikando
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    Thanks for posting, Patience. I’m in Highland Park and have already had one package stolen off my front stoop this season (and in the middle of the afternoon!). This is an ongoing problem for me; I try to have most things delivered to my office but it’s not always possible.

    I just hate that this is the new normal.

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