From the neighborhood east of Lincoln Park, an alert about two early-morning sightings of apparent would-be mail thieves:
Here’s what J & E report:
2nd night in a row at the intersection of 45th and Hemlock (a couple of blocks East of Lincoln Park) [map] where there has been suspicious activity around neighborhood mailboxes.
Around 315 a today, woke up after hearing car(s) speed up Hemlock. They were hanging in front of our neighborhood mailboxes and tried to open them…don’t think they got into anyone’s mailbox as nearly all of them have locks. Shouted at them……it didn’t faze them much. Called the police, they showed up after the group left.
Two cars worth of teenagers….4-6 of them. One was a small white hatchback and the other was parked in front of our house, so I couldn’t see it very well. Last night around 2 am we had a similar incident, but the group was in a different car……not sure if was the same group of teenagers or strictly a coincidence.
If you’re concerned about mail theft, here’s the official US Postal Service advice on deterring it.