Postal inspectors search for suspects who stole mail carrier's truck
SAN ANTONIO —
Postal inspectors are asking for your help to identify and find three suspects who stole mail from a postman earlier last month.
Inspectors say a rural postal carrier stopped at a gas station on Huebner and Bandera Road. The postal worker parked at the gas pump and walked inside as the suspects left the store. That’s when a man wearing a red ball cap and black shirt went into the postal worker’s Chevy Silverado and drove away.
"It was the mail that had been sorted out for that route for the entire day,” postal inspector Michael Martinez-Partida.
Investigators say the two other suspects left in a champagne colored vehicle.
Postal inspectors admit there has been an increase in reported mail thefts in our area.
"We're working more investigations. We're also working with other law enforcement agencies to ensure we're all sharing information," Martinez-Partida said.
Investigators say mail theft is not just a chance for thieves to steal your identity, but a chance to also open up accounts or cash checks. That money is often turned around to possible fund even more illegal activity, according to inspectors.
"Buying narcotics to support a habit, gambling, they'll use the funds to even purchase vehicles illegally," Martinez-Partida said.
Those who believe they’ve been a victim of mail theft can file a complaint by calling 1-877-876-2455 or click here.
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