West Seattle Crime Watch: Early morning mail theft

The video is from Chris on Ocean View Drive in Arbor Heights:

Chris says this happened at 2:42 am today (the time stamp on the camera is an hour off). It’s an especially important reminder if you were thinking of sending your ballot via outgoing mail in an unlocked box. (Go here to check whether yours has been received.)

5 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Early morning mail theft"

  • Nolan November 2, 2018 (3:37 pm)

    Fun fact: mail theft is both a federal crime and a felony, and the USPS takes it very seriously.If they haven’t yet, I recommend filing a report at https://postalinspectors.uspis.gov/investigations/mailfraud/fraudschemes/mailtheft/ReportMailTheft.aspx to establish a paper trail with their enforcement agency.

  • Question Authority November 2, 2018 (4:09 pm)

    Whomever still puts outgoing mail up for grabs or doesn’t have a locking mailbox has not been paying attention to the news.  Even with a lockable version I still had to reinforce the door/lock as it was defeated once, but not since.

  • momosmom November 2, 2018 (5:34 pm)

    I check my mail every single day

    • Question Authority November 2, 2018 (7:13 pm)

      That only works if your standing at the box when the mail arrives, otherwise it can be gone less than one minute later.

  • anonyme November 3, 2018 (6:18 am)

    The amount of mail theft in Arbor Heights is insane.  I think it’s time for a late-night neighborhood patrol.

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