5/10/16 WESTCHESTER (CBSLA.com) — Lisa Gaines, a victim of mail thefts, said such crimes are well-planned, well-executed and happen in her Westchester neighborhood all the time.
Video footage shot from her neighbor’s house showed two men working their way down the street, going from mailbox to mailbox and stealing everything inside.
“There’s been two people, one in a car and one jogging down the street,” said Gaines. “The person in the car drives ahead, the person behind jogs like he belongs in the neighborhood, empties the mailbox, then throws it into the open window of the car.”
The thefts typically occur right after the mail truck delivery, according to Gaines, who said thieves also target post offices.
But for Blankenship, the post office is not delivering on its responsibility, and providing tips is not good enough.
“For them to have the attitude, the mentality of passing the buck, of trying to placate people. That doesn’t sit well with me at all,” she said. “Something needs to be done.”