• Thief hits dozens of Seattle PO boxes; reward offered

    By: John Knicely

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    SEATTLE - Police want your help finding a thief who broke into dozens of post office boxes in broad daylight.  U.S. Postal Inspector Jeremy Leder believes the man hit the post office at Fourth and Lander in Seattle at least three times. 

    After finding broken PO boxes in June and August, the inspector added surveillance cameras.  And sure enough, they caught their guy as clear as day hitting the branch before it closed on Sept. 16.

    “We think the suspect is responsible for the previous break-ins here at this station,” said Leder.  “If you think you've been a victim or you think your box was broken into, monitor your bank accounts, monitor your checks.”

    Victims are still trying to figure out which of their mail was stolen.

    “All the doors were bent and mine wouldn't work with the key,” said William Woodham.  “We don't know if anything was missing.”

     Leder says catching the thief is a top priority for the Postal Service.  It’s offering a $5,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

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