Video: Neighbors fed up with community mailbox thefts

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) — Neighbors in a valley community are fed up with vandals who broke into their mailboxes. They want to know what it will take to prevent a repeat.

From the front, the box on Mission Ridge Drive, near U.S. 95 and Decatur Boulevard, looks perfectly fine.

"I opened the box and I saw sunlight right through it so then I went around to find out it was broken into," said neighbor Angel Willer.

Neighbors said someone pried open the back of the box about two weeks ago.

"The whole thing was popped open both sides," Willer said. "All boxes are empty."

Two community mailboxes on the street were broken into. While it’s unclear if any mail was stolen, Willer believes she may be a victim.

"I’m more worried about identity theft than the holiday cards and all that other stuff that’s going on," Willer said.

Fed up neighbors called Action News. They tell us the mailboxes have been vandalized in the past and they’re tired of going to the post office to retrieve their letters.

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  • Jay

    get use to it, with management pushing for cluster boxes, this is becoming more common and an easy target

  • TGIRETIRED

    Welcome to the new USPS.They want door to door delivery gone in favor of these so called cluster boxes.It’s supposed to save the USPS millions.Right now,they are looking at every way possible to save a buck or two.This includes closing post offices and processing and distribution centers.Also reducing hours at thousands of post offices nationwide.Thousands of USPS employees who will have their hours reduced or will have to relocate 50 miles or more.At this point in time the USPS does not care about the hardships affected employees will face or how these changes will affect the postal customers.It’s all about saving money.

  • freecountry

    And more and more people will lose the trust in the P.O. and start paying their bills online. So WHERE is the savings????