Vandals and thieves are keeping the United States Postal Service very busy around the metro area. Crews are struggling to keep up with the dozens of cluster mailboxes they’re being forced to replace each week.
A USPS spokesperson told KOB they have to replace ten cluster mailboxes every day around Albuquerque and Rio Rancho.Neighbors in northeast Albuquerque had their community mailbox broken into two weeks ago.
“It looks like they got a crow bar to rip them apart,” said one neighbor. “A lot of them were busted in.”
The USPS just installed a new one a few days ago. It’s fortified with steel to, hopefully, keep crooks out.