Possible Tucson mail theft victims get letter from Postal Inspector

Published: Jun. 16, 2015 at 11:59 PM MST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2018 at 5:17 PM MST
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Some residents in a midtown neighborhood are getting a surprising piece of mail in their mailboxes.

It's a letter from the federal government telling them they may have been a victim of mail theft.

The U.S. Postal Inspector's office says roughly 150 residences in the neighborhood around Country Club and Speedway got letters saying their mail was found in a place it shouldn't have been. Tonight, these residents say they're concerned.

Mailboxes. They're not heavily guarded, yet they can contain very valuable information. Credit and banking info, social security numbers, even money.

"Be careful as possible and let people know what's going on," said Ian Robey.

Robey is part of the neighborhood block watch along Palo Verde and Fairmont.  He was shocked when he received his letter from the Postal Inspectors' office a few days ago.

"We held on to this letter and we're just waiting for any updates that come along with that," said Robey.

A spokesperson from the Postal Inspector says dozens of these letters were sent out to these midtown residents after a piece of their mail was found in a mail theft suspect's car last month.

Concerned neighbor Nick Streff says he makes sure to check his mail everyday because he's noticed weird things going on with the mail on his block.

"Somebody comes and just opens up all the mailboxes up and down the street," said Streff.

The postal inspector says this case is still under investigation, but says if you have received a letter to check your accounts for any fraudulent activity.

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