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    Concord Residents on Alert After Mailbox Thefts

    Concord residents are on alert after a thief was caught on camera stealing mail from an apartment complex and investigators say it’s no an isolated incident. Thom Jenson reports.

    (Published Friday, July 26, 2019)

    Concord residents are victims of a federal crime after a thief was seen breaking in a wall of mail boxes at an apartment complex.

    A postal service inspector said in the past months there have been numerous mailboxes that have been broken into.

    Federal investigators are working with local authorities in Concord with similar cases.

    A resident who lives at a nearby apartment complex wonders if thief is the same one who ransacked the mailbox in his building.

    "Even my mailbox was once opened, and I don’t know if I lost something or not," said Concord resident Safiq Hussainkhil.

    A postal inspector said that this is not an isolated case and that they are doing the best to find the thieves.

    "There is a potential, if it’s a counterfeit postal key, the mere possession of that is a federal felony," said US postal inspector Jeff Fitch said.

    If convicted, the thief could face up to ten years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine.

    The postal inspector encourages victims of these thefts to report them as soon as possible – both to local police and the postal inspector’s office.

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