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St Lucie County Sheriff's Office warns about mail thefts at homes, U.S Post Office mail drop boxes

Posted at 10:51 PM, May 15, 2017

ST. LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. -- The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office is asking people to be careful about where they drop their mail, and what they put in the envelope, following reports of mail being stolen from mailboxes and out of the blue mail drop boxes outside post offices.

Monday night, the sheriff’s office could not say how many thefts were reported, but said multiple cases are under investigation.

They were also not specific about how many post offices have been targeted, or homes.

Deputies say you should drop off your mail inside the post office if possible, and avoid putting any mail in your mail box that includes sensitive information or money.

USPS customers are taking note.

“People are just crazy. I don’t know if it’s desperation or what, but it’s crazy people would try to do something like that,” said Frank Spence.

He is going to continue to bypass the mail drop outside his post office.

“I’ll just keep going inside the office,” Spence said.

This warning from St. Lucie County comes just two weeks after a similar warning in Martin County.

Stuart police said thieves were fishing mail out of the mail drops at a post office off of SE Johnson Avenue.

The mailboxes were removed following 10 theft reports.