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Tag: mail theft


Mail stolen from postal truck in South Tacoma

The U.S. Postal Inspector has notified some South End Tacoma residents to watch their financial accounts after mail was stolen from a postal vehicle Wednesday.

The vehicle was parked in the alley in the 5400 block of Pacific Avenue while a mail carrier made deliveries. She returned to the vehicle around 11 a.m. and found the driver’s side window smashed out, Tacoma police spokesman Mark Fulghum said. The mail from one of the trays was missing.

The carrier didn’t see anyone around. A person who knows the carrier stopped and reported seeing a man running away from the postal truck

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East Side residents: Be on the lookout for mail thieves

Thieves have been targeting mail boxes on Tacoma’s East Side.

The Tacoma Police Department reports an increase in mail theft in neighborhoods south of 56th Street, according to an email from community liaison officer Don Hensley to Safe Streets.

Several residents have found pieces of discarded mail on the street. The mail is from nearby neighborhoods, Hensley wrote.

One resident spotted a young woman trying to steal a package Wednesday morning from a porch near the 7200 block of A Street. When confronted, the woman took off.

Tacoma officers responded and found the woman.

“She has minimal criminal history of

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