According to postal inspectors, they may have found the solution to put a halt to postal crimes or, at the very least, reduce their frequency.
Earlier this month, a letter carrier was robbed at gunpoint by a group of armed suspects in Harrison Twp.
Their main objective was to acquire an arrow key.
The blue mailboxes that hold an enormous amount of mail can be accessed using a special key.
According to Postal Inspectors, over 600 arrests have been made across the United States since May. These arrests were made in various cities including Chicago, San Francisco, and Ohio.
Postal carriers have been targeted by criminals who are after the arrow keys. These keys seem to be of high value to the robbers and they are willing to resort to theft to get their hands on them.
The postal service has taken a step towards reducing thefts by replacing over 6,500 mailbox arrow locks with electronic locks. This move is expected to enhance the security of mailboxes and ensure that letters and packages reach their intended recipients without any inconvenience.
The United States Postal Service has recently announced a hike in the reward amount for those who can assist in identifying suspects involved in mail crime cases. This move is being taken to ensure the safety and security of the mail system and to bring the culprits to justice. The increased reward amount is a clear indication of the seriousness with which USPS is dealing with these issues and their commitment to protecting the integrity of the mail system.
There’s a significant amount of reward money available for anyone who can provide information on post office burglaries, with up to $100,000 on the line.
The authorities are offering a reward of up to $250,000 to anyone who provides information related to the brutal murder of a postal service employee.
Visitors to a Kettering post office on Wednesday afternoon emphasized the importance of collective effort in addressing issues. According to them, everyone has a role to play in making a difference.
According to Jeff Isbel, it’s essential to keep your eyes open and report anything you see. As he puts it, people like him always stay vigilant and are on the lookout for any suspicious activity.
In an effort to gather more information, News Center 7 contacted the postal service to inquire about the presence of electronic locks on mailboxes in the Miami Valley.
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