Federal postal inspectors and Elk Grove police are on the lookout for mail thieves after dozens of cluster mailboxes were broken into in recent weeks.
“Since the beginning of the month, approximately 55 break-ins,” of cluster boxes have occurred, said Jeff Fitch, U.S. postal inspector and public information officer. The freestanding cluster boxes usually have about a dozen locked slots for individual homeowners.
Fitch said that postal inspectors, the law enforcement arm of the Postal Service, are working closely with Elk Grove police to solve the break-ins and theft of mail. A standing $10,000 reward is offered for the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the cluster box burglaries.
To contact postal inspectors call (877) 876-2455.
The break-ins have occurred over a widespread area in Elk Grove.
Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.